Big Calibers and Moving Targets
Since there have been a few topics that turned into this debate lately, I thoguht I would start a thread for discussing it. Also, I read a story in Game News today that sort of illustrates my point, in that people(it seems even more common among bear hunters) don't always wait for a good shot, and fling lead when the opportunity presents itself. The story was in the August 2001 issues, on page 7. It described a day of bear huntning in PA, where 5 drives took place. On the first drive of the day, 23 shots were fired, at 3 or more bears. Two of them were killed, one was wounded an never found. 23 shots at 3 bears is rediculous! But it gets better. A drive or two later, another bear was shot at numerous times and wounded. On the subsequent drive, it was pushed out again, and killed. It had been hit in the front of the back leg. On another drive, one of the shooters hit a bear, it fell down at the shot, but no blood was found, and that bear was never recovered. At the end of the story, the totals were given. Five drives executed, 16 bears seen, 5 bears killed, and 54 shot fired. How in the world is it possible to fire 54 shots, at 16 targets, let alone only getting 6 of them! I can't possibly see how those are all good, safe, aimed shots. It's not possible. I know it's not how everyone hunts, but it seems like the majority of bears hunters buy a big gun, and shoot as soon as they see black, and hope they make a good shot. Not wait for a good shaot ans take it when you have it. Anyone else out there think 54 shots at 16 bears is a little crazy?
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