When bow hunting for the first time, one of the principles that are ingrained in your mind is the idea of an ethical shot. Basically, the idea of this principle is that any shot taken with a compound bow that is longer than between 30 and 40 yards was considered unethical because at that distance, accuracy is diminished, and the power of the arrow is also diminished. While it is possible that the hunter may hit his target, he may not hit it in a spot that will kill the animal immediately or with enough force to fatally injure the animal. Quickly though, this idea is becoming a thing of the past.
If you’ve ever been to an archery class, you’ve probably heard someone ask, “Why aren’t my arrows hitting the middle?” Though every shot is a learning opportunity, it’s still a great feeling to hit a bull’s-eye, and it’s OK to want to hit the middle every time!