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bigten05

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The ODNR could make bowhunter ed mandatory. They should.NBEF
It wouldn't make a difference people know where to shoot them and still choose to take shots they know are not high percentage. It's even worse now with the crossbows that are out now. Drones and dogs also make it easier for people to Take bad shots because they know they can find deer that they normally wouldnt.
 

Jamie

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I agree that all those things encourage marginal, low percentage shots to some degree, and that is probably a worse problem than the few people who don't actually know better because of inexperience or lack of proper training. I agree that some fucktards just don't and will never care enough to restrain themselves, but I maintain that forcing crossbow hunters to take bowhunter education would make a difference. The ODNR does not even encourage people to take bowhunter education in any way that I'm aware of. I suppose it might cost them some money, so best for them to just stay out of that, lol.
 

Jamie

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But there isn't a bowhunters qualification or anything, so it is up to us to keep preaching.
Keep on preaching. We all have to lead by example if we want to make any difference.

Bowhunter education is not about shooting skill. It's about deer anatomy, shot placement, how broadheads kill, what to do after the shot and how to follow a blood trail. Proficiency with a weapon is purely our responsibility whatever the weapon is.

National Bowhunter Education Foundation – Promoting Responsible Bowhunting through Education (nbef.org)
 
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giles

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Keep on preaching. We all have to lead by example if we want to make any difference.

Bowhunter education is not about shooting skill. It's about deer anatomy, shot placement, how broadheads kill, what to do after the shot and how to follow a blood trail. Proficiency with your weapon is purely your responsibility whatever the weapon is.

National Bowhunter Education Foundation – Promoting Responsible Bowhunting through Education (nbef.org)
By qualification I was talking about being able to do it, not precision. Being a good shot also leads to shit/low percentage shots.
 

xbowguy

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The deer I done in Mt. Vernon that was in the pasture with does next morning....
Died at the same feeder he escaped once! Look at deers R/elbow/low brisket hit. (he picked scab off). And notice Rick got him to center punch lungs this time.... deer only went 50! I also preached the Never Give Up speech...