Originally Posted by mobowdoctor
thoes kind of shots are fun
But when we are really putting these shoots to train hunters how and when to make a good shot on a critter.
the guy that may get a arrow through and hut the target will remember thatwhen a live critter is in his sights and may take the shot and wound the critter
just think about the real reason we do this
Other than the shape of the target, shooting 3-d and killing an animal have nothing in common.
The same argument could be made for kill zone placement on the 3d being far less than educationally perfect and shot distance encouraging hunters to try shots outside of their ability.
In the end 3-d is a game. It helps hone yardage estimation, shooting under pressure, picking spots etc. and it's a heck of a lot of fun.
That said, if an archer walks away from a shot like the above with the inclination that a score on a low percentage shot justifies an attempt at similar on a live animal then they have a trememndous amount yet to learn.