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    There is really no need for this

    I got a phone call yesterday from the landowner where I stalk, regarding a dead deer calf.
    I drove over and found the animal which had been badly shot and was lying out in the open on a short grass field.
    The field is on the boundary with neighbouring farmland which is commercially shot over.
    No contact from anyone regarding permission to enter the ground to collect and obviously no follow up or search with dog.
    Why oh why, do some people persist with head shots on small mobile targets like this, resulting in these horrific injuries.
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    Sickening to think how it must have suffered.

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    Graffic pictures. At least it's at rest.

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    Disgusting mate, how anybody could leave anything suffering.

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    This is where head shots go badly wrong, and without a good dog you are in trouble.

    Head shots are ok if you are competent and the beast is facing head on or straight away from the stalker, with a good rest and a reasonable distance to shoot over. Not some of the ridiculous claims that some people make at 200yds head shooting!!
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    Who would want to shoot a calf at this time of year? Presuming it is only a few months old?

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    headshots in the open field.,,a great way of trying to prove to yourself you have a bigger C*** than you really do.

    sikamalc is right too of course. if short distance and rock solid, and the bullet is only going in the back of the head or missing, then it could be 'considered',,IN LACK OF ANY ALTERNATIVES, alternative beasts to pick from a group posing better shots, and/or that beast really having to be culled for XYZ reason and there's no chance to 'come back tomorrow'..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudman View Post
    Who would want to shoot a calf at this time of year? Presuming it is only a few months old?
    Baffling why anybody would want to shoot it, was it a male calf ? Could it have been a poaching incident ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikamalc View Post

    Head shots are ok if you are competent and the beast is facing head on or straight away from the stalker, with a good rest and a reasonable distance to shoot over.!!
    No they are not OK because things go wrong all the time. It is totally unacceptable to take a shot if there is a chance of this happening.
    You shouldn't have a licence or a gun if you think head shots are acceptable. Coming out with words like competent, confident, and all the other bovine excrement words which people use to excuse cruelty like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    No they are not OK because things go wrong all the time. It is totally unacceptable to take a shot if there is a chance of this happening.
    You shouldn't have a licence or a gun if you think head shots are acceptable. Coming out with words like competent, confident, and all the other bovine excrement words which people use to excuse cruelty like this.

    Thats a daft thing to say

    If you can do the shot, its a good shot with far less suffering to the beast than a lung shot or simila.

    If you cant then dont do the shot

    Every fallow I have heart shot has ran. Every fallow I have head shot has dropped on the spot

    Shot choice is no less significant a decision than back stop choice.

    If I am on sticks stalking its got to be a very well stalked anamal for me to take a head shot but if I am in a high seat with a steady aim I will and have in the past head shot anamals out to 100m where I know i can put a buillet within 1" of point of aim

    Bassed on the experiance of shooters with 20 + years under their belts, I prefer to use ballistic tip for head shot so as to do maximum dammage in minimal penitration. That said our DSC1 instructor (who always head shoots aparently) prefers soft point to Ballistic tip so thats a bit confusing for me to be honest.

    All I can say is with 243 BT I have had massive dammage on the exit side. Usualy half the head is blown off or the internals are just mush

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