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April 06, 2006

Whitetail Two-For: Ohio archer bagged two deer with one arrow

By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

Speaking to the Cincinnati Community Press, Ohio archer Bill Wolf recalls a recent hunt during which two deer walked under his stand. “At first, I was just looking for an opportunity to get one of them. Then I saw them both lined up. I thought, 'This just might work.'" And it did. Wolf’s arrow passed through the vitals of both deer, killing the two of them almost instantly.

http://news.communitypress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060405/SPT/604050619/1078/Local

No doubt, it was a heck of shot, but it begs a question: Was it ethical? Would you take it? Let us know what you think in the comments box below.

from jamie vizenor wrote 7 years 13 weeks ago

i have had a few chances like this as i hunt from the ground alot i have also wondered if i could make the shot but common sense always prevails and i wait untill i can get a clean shot on one of them.im just glad this guy doesnt hunt with me who knows i could be sitting against a tree behind the deer he would never know..

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from Gary Brennan wrote 8 years 1 week ago

As a bowhunter and an instructor for the International Bowhunter Education Program, I believe the shot, however successful in this instance, was a poor judgement decision on the part of the shooter. Shot placement on th first deer was a great shot but the hunter could not be sure of the second deers actions which could have resulted in a poorly placed wounding shot.I have to agree with J.R. above that a 12 Ga. would not have been a better weapon for taking two in a row. The 12 ga. slug, like most bullet projectiles, is designed to create shocking destruction when it hits a surface. Most bullet projectiles mushroom when they strike a solid which would prevent it from passing into the second deer.An arrow, due to its kenetic energy, has a much better chance of passing through the first deer hitting both animals. However, it is not an ethical shot that most bowhunters would want to take.

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from J.R. Morrissette wrote 8 years 2 weeks ago

Chump show off! As a hunter of 30+ years, I say a hunter's #2 obligation is to make a quick kill. The hunter assumes that responsibility when stepping into the woods to kill something (#1: to shoot only what is intended). I personally wouldn't have taken that shot (if legal) with the far more reliable .12 ga shotgun.Save the trick shots, Mr. Wolf, for your Wild Bill imitations shooting at inanimate targets.

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from Timothy R. Frantz wrote 8 years 2 weeks ago

I definitley would not have taken a shot like this. This shows not only a very unethical hunter, but a greedy hunter as well. Such a shot presents an extremely poor percentage when it comes to making a clean shot and making a quick kill, thus showing a complete disregard for the possibility of merely wounding the second animal, causing needless suffering. The mere idea that I am sharing the woods with "hunters" such as this truly saddens me.

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from jamie vizenor wrote 7 years 13 weeks ago

i have had a few chances like this as i hunt from the ground alot i have also wondered if i could make the shot but common sense always prevails and i wait untill i can get a clean shot on one of them.im just glad this guy doesnt hunt with me who knows i could be sitting against a tree behind the deer he would never know..

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from Gary Brennan wrote 8 years 1 week ago

As a bowhunter and an instructor for the International Bowhunter Education Program, I believe the shot, however successful in this instance, was a poor judgement decision on the part of the shooter. Shot placement on th first deer was a great shot but the hunter could not be sure of the second deers actions which could have resulted in a poorly placed wounding shot.I have to agree with J.R. above that a 12 Ga. would not have been a better weapon for taking two in a row. The 12 ga. slug, like most bullet projectiles, is designed to create shocking destruction when it hits a surface. Most bullet projectiles mushroom when they strike a solid which would prevent it from passing into the second deer.An arrow, due to its kenetic energy, has a much better chance of passing through the first deer hitting both animals. However, it is not an ethical shot that most bowhunters would want to take.

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from J.R. Morrissette wrote 8 years 2 weeks ago

Chump show off! As a hunter of 30+ years, I say a hunter's #2 obligation is to make a quick kill. The hunter assumes that responsibility when stepping into the woods to kill something (#1: to shoot only what is intended). I personally wouldn't have taken that shot (if legal) with the far more reliable .12 ga shotgun.Save the trick shots, Mr. Wolf, for your Wild Bill imitations shooting at inanimate targets.

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from Timothy R. Frantz wrote 8 years 2 weeks ago

I definitley would not have taken a shot like this. This shows not only a very unethical hunter, but a greedy hunter as well. Such a shot presents an extremely poor percentage when it comes to making a clean shot and making a quick kill, thus showing a complete disregard for the possibility of merely wounding the second animal, causing needless suffering. The mere idea that I am sharing the woods with "hunters" such as this truly saddens me.

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