not trying to be a jerk, is that you weren't sure what was beyond your target
No offense taken! That didn't set well with me either; I don't know how long it took her to expire laying on that hillside. She had good legs on her for the 150 or so yards she ran for sure. Safety wise, well, yea. Firing down hill into a creek bed / valley didn't have any real risk. That FTF really threw me off; and I knew at that point that she was without a doubt out front of the group. 2nd attempt, I didn't even consider it. Should have.