Hi all, following on from the interesting thread about teaching the youngsters to shoot and whether we should bother with iron sights. Has anyone shot a deer with iron sights? By iron I mean open sights or aperture sights. In my opinion a good aperture sight can be very accurate and given the correct light conditions and range can be ethical. Woodland or short range shots would be neccesary but this would add another dimension in having to get closer to your prey. Similar to the handicap accepted by bowhunters, black powder shooters and dry-fly fisherman, as long as it is done responsibley it would be more sporting.
I believe that the major difference between UK stalkers and those from many other nations is that we have become more 'deer managers' and are losing the 'sportsmanship' from hunting. I accept that this may be neccesary in our modern times of DSC but I always wanted to be a hunter not a deer manager.
What do others think?