With the endless parade of lost deer posts, I’m trying to provide a thread for discussion rather than bashing. How much is “just part of bowhunting”, how much is “well things just happen”? Today’s bows and equipment are highly accurate and relatively easy to shoot, but there seems to still be TONS of misses and worse, bad hits. Despite all the information available does every bow hunter still need to “live thru” their own progression to figure out what they can and can’t do when it comes to shooting deer, and hopefully not wound too many in the process? Knowing that things can go wrong even on the best of scenarios, why do people push the limit in non-ideal ones? Is the acceptance that “it’s just part of hunting” a crutch to make people feel better when thing go wrong? Would people make a more committed effort towards not losing deer if the “it’s part of hunting” excuse wasn’t used so often? And on the flip side, why does it seem that those who have already gone thru this "progression" and who try to help others to avoid mistakes already made, get bashed for imposing thier ethics on others? Seems like they get bashed for trying to help.