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Wounded deer also hurt hunters, 50% wounding from archery December 18, 2011 Maine

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Wounded deer also hurt huntersDecember 18, 2011 Maine, Lewiston Sun Journal

... nationally studies of wounding loss from archery and firearms are more in line with 50% and 25% of the legal harvest, respectively ... bow hunters ... lose twice as many wounded deer as gun hunters ... It is astonishing how many hunters assume that they missed a deer when it bounds away after the shot... Of course, as hunters, our ethical obligation is to avoid wounding a deer in the first place...


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