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How often if ever do you pass up a shot on any game because it is debateble if you will hit it, or if it will be a quick and pai

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  • How often if ever do you pass up a shot on any game because it is debateble if you will hit it, or if it will be a quick and pai

    How often if ever do you pass up a shot on any game because it is debateble if you will hit it, or if it will be a quick and painless kill shot, or just because you dont feel like taking a life that day?

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    Everytime the shot is in debate for a clean kill I pass. I pass on alot of shots for various reasons I never thought of it that I just did not want to take a life. I just find a reason to pass like; too young, too small, etc.

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    • #3
      Good question, something everybody needs to consider when they hunt. I have passed up several shots at deer w/ the bow because of distance, angle, debris in the way or whatever. I think we owe it to the animals we harvest.

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      • #4
        I haven't kept count, but I have done it if the range is too great or I can't "see" the shot (e.g., I can see the head or tail but the vital area is hidden by a tree or rock).
        It has been a while, but I once passed up a shot because a well-nourished whitetail buck was too fine an animal to kill. It occurred to me that this buck deserved to sire a dozen others just like him. I smiled and thought, "I'll take you another day, when you're an old b-----d with more mileage."
        It was early in the season and I doubted another hunter would pass up a shot on him, but it wasn't my day to take him. I simply observed his nervous behavior and the sight of him is still a good memory.

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        • #5
          If you force a shot and possibly wound the animal and it gets away you feel horrible and mad at yourself but if you pass you can always come back.

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          • #6
            This year was my worst. I passed up really nice mule deer that was in range but it was on the sky line.

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            • #7
              It happens to me all of the time - mostly with a bow. I will not take a shot that I am not confident that I will make.

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              • #8
                Agreed with teufelhunden answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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