Anyone else see this on Facebook the other night? You may have to scroll down to get to it. Facebook In a nutshell he shoots at a giant deer in a food plot that's 60 yards away. As expected the deer ducks and rolls out of the way and he hits high in the shoulder. Zero penetration, the deer will live to see another day. He shows us in slow motion where he was holding, then demonstrates that he hit right where he was aiming but the deer moved 12+ inches before the arrow arrived. He also explains ad nauseum that it's almost impossible to know where to aim because you don't know where the arrow is going to impact. Should you aim right on in case he doesn't move? Hold at the bottom of his belly for a 4-6" drop? Hold under him for a 12" drop? Nobody knows. It's a great mystery. To me it serves as a great lesson on why NOT to shoot a whitetail deer at long distance. Regardless of how good of an archer you are, you simply cannot control or predict how much that animal is going to move before your arrow impacts. When you're shooting a distance that allows for 12 inches or more of variation in arrow impact based on the animal's reaction it's simply too much margin for error and not an ethical shot. In fact, he shows the shot in slow motion over and over and over again which just reinforces this exact point. Yet the purpose of the video isn't to deter people from making the same poor decision. To me it seemed like a video glorifying a poor decision and an excuse to talk about how awesome of an archer he is and how many big bucks he's killed. He then tells us that God didn't want him to kill that deer and that he wants to use this as a lesson to learn from. The trouble is, I'm not quite sure what that lesson is. I personally learned, or more accurately reaffirmed my belief, that 60 yard shots at whitetails are unethical no matter how good of an archer you are or how relaxed the deer appears to be when you release the arrow. However he goes on and on about all the deer he's killed at long distance, accompanied by the gratuitous shot of all the big bucks on his wall. So again, I'm not sure what the lesson is? Knowing that Chris has a large following of bowhunters, many of them young and very impressionable, I just can't help but be angry about this whole thing. How many people out there are seeing his message and thinking it's okay to wing arrows at deer when they're 60 yards away? Not only was the shot unethical, but now we can compound it with the irresponsible message that this is okay to do. My mind hurts as I try to comprehend the logic here. I get it that he's a world class archer and can shoot better than 99% of people out there. I'll give credit where it's deserved. The guy is great with a bow in his hand. However this situation has absolutely nothing to do with how good of an archer you are and everything to do with the fact that you simply cannot control or accurately predict how the animal is going to react when it hears that arrow screaming towards it. All of the supporters on the video come in with comments like "He can shoot 60 yards in his sleep!" and similar. To me it seems they're all missing the point here. He just proved that even if you are the best shot in the world, you can still make a poor shot due to the deer's ability to duck and move before your arrow gets there. He then goes on to say how he shoots deer at 60, 70, 80, 100 yards all the time and then shows us a wall full of big bucks that have been killed at long distance. I personally would like to know two things about this wall of bucks. 1. How many of those 60+ yard shots resulted in a clean double lung/heart shot? 2. How many whitetails are not on that wall because the shot didn't hit it's mark? What is the true percentage of clean kills that we can expect on 60+ yard shots at whitetails? And does this serve as another "I just need to get an arrow into him" type of mentality that has become so commonplace in today's bowhunting landscape? Maybe I'm making too much of this and I'm just being an Internet hater. It's Friday, it's cold outside and I haven't killed a buck this year so I'm crabby. I'm curious to get everyone else's thoughts.