I think they were! My dad was stationed just west of camp and got a shot at one. Couldn't find his arrow(s) but I didn't see any evidence that he hit it.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.