I'm sure this has been a topic many times on this forum. Having said that.... I just watched a youtube video where a bow hunter got an excellent heart shot on an nice buck. Some of you may have seen the video. Some may not want to see it. This is the link to it: After the shot the buck runs about 50 or so yards and begins to bleed out a lot and is stumbling all over the place before finally going down. As you can probably imagine, some of the comments on the video (while most are not negative about hunting or hunting with a bow) are negative towards the suffering of the deer while bleeding out. My questions are: 1)Do you believe that it is ethical to take a deer with a bow knowing that most of the time it will suffer before it dies (obviously since we are all bow hunters this is a yes)? 2) Do you believe that this issue directly relates to how we as bow hunters should go about choosing the type of broadhead we use? 3)How does seeing the animal die out like this affect you in the moment and if it is sad to you how to you overcome it? Myself, I believe its no worse than pulling a fish out of water and it "drowning" to death. Jesus did that. I don't believe animals have souls in the same way we do. A spirit...but not necessarily a soul. I believe using a bow puts the hunter at more of a disadvantage....so that makes the kill more ethical. I try to research and select broadheads that will cause the most hemorrhaging at the fastest rate. And when the animal does have to suffer (even with rifle hunting) of course I'm sympathetic for that. I imagine we can all agree that its not ideal for the animal to suffer. But its a necessary evil of the hunt and it is no worse than a wolf or mountain lion or bear or coyote tearing it to shreds. That's just my 2 cents but I thought it would be interesting to hear from you guys on your experiences and some of the things you guys think that I might not have thought of before.