Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bow Hunting

Bow Hunting was proposed as part of the Deer Management Plan, this may seem attractive as a cheaper solution, but it has its share of problems.

Some issues are:
  • Bowhunting is inhumane and wasteful.
  • Bowhunters do not want to talk about the wounding issue and archery wounding is the most denied problem in bowhunting.
  • Wounding and crippling losses are inevitable.
  • Shot placement is, for all practical purposes, random due to the difficulty in shooting arrows accurately. There is absolutely no sure way to kill a deer instantly with a bow.
  • More often than not, poorly hit deer are lost and not recovered.
  • The main cause of infection in the wound is today’s multi-bladed Broadhead arrow
  • Almost all abdominally shot deer die a slow death from peritonitis with the average time of death measured in agonizing days or weeks rather than in minutes or hours.
  • The use of bowhunting as a method to control deer population densities is ineffective. Bowhunting is not a population control measure; it is a recreational pursuit.

Report on Bow Hunting


See related article here where our former sharpshooter speaks against bow hunting.

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