Thread: A Lost Deer
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Old November 5, 1999, 12:03 AM   #8
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Join Date: December 14, 1998
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Cape Fear:

This is kinda off topic, but here goes. I lost a deer when I first started bow hunting and I got soured on it. Quit for a number of years.

I had a very, very long conversation about crippled big game animals with an Enforcement Specialist and a Game Warden with the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission.

According to the Game and Fish, there are fewer crippled animals from bowhunters than firearm hunters. I argued that their data was skewed because there are fewer bow hunters than rifle hunters. Not so they replied. According to them, the most crippled animals per hunter in the field come from handgun hunters. Next in line is rifle hunters, primarily new hunters and dummies shooting jaws off from failed neck and head shots. And lastly, bowhunters. Frankly, I don't believe it, but I thought I would share it anyway.
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