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is a head shot ethical?

Old 11-26-2004, 10:17 AM
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Just curious how many of you have made head shots and are they ethical?
I have heard hunters talking about taking headshots.
So whats the verdict?

Jim
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Old 11-26-2004, 10:24 AM
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read the post above and if you want to see what happens when someone makes a bad head shot on a deer i will post it. As for your question no never try it ,just a little miscalculation can be very bad on a deer.
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Old 11-26-2004, 10:33 AM
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Big no on the head shots. Too hard to do and extremely graphic if it does work. Remember, hunters have an image to uphold.
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Old 11-26-2004, 10:46 AM
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Old 11-26-2004, 11:02 AM
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thatd be a big negative. if u only knew how hard it was to kill one cleanly that way. i have tried...and will never do it again. flopped around for 10 minutes with a perfect shot between the eyes with a high powered rifle...that is NOT ethical!
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Old 11-26-2004, 11:09 AM
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thanks for the responses. Head shots are a no no.

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Old 11-26-2004, 12:33 PM
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The only way I think a head shot is ethical is if it is to finish off a downed deer.
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Old 11-26-2004, 12:39 PM
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Doesn't sound too nice, I don't think I could walk around with the image in my head either...go for the lungs
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Old 11-26-2004, 02:00 PM
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I personally don't take a head or neck shot for reason others mentioned already. If the vital area isn't open I don't shoot.
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Old 11-26-2004, 03:43 PM
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No. Never. Too much margin for error.[:'(]
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