In light of the recent video and subsequent discussion on this forum about shooting driven deer I have been looking at how the skills required to shoot a moving animal could be of benefit to me as a stalker. This discussion has raised many issues about animal welfare and ability to place a humane shot. The point was quite correctly made that poor shot placement still happens on standing animal, not just running ones. It was this point that made think it would be a good idea to learn how to shoot running deer, not as a management technique or as a sporting endeavour but purely as a backup skill should the initial shot go wrong. I have openly said that I have had it go wrong and it's a horrible thing to have happen, thankfully a rare thing but unfortunately it can still happen to any of us. I am now I'm a position where I am mentoring a new stalker and would like to help more people learn in the future, but with doing this I am aware that there is a higher chance that something could go wrong, I am not knocking new stalkers at all but I can remember the nerves and my mind moving at 1000mph when I was preparing to take my first deer and I know how daunting it felt. Having looked back at my own experiences and looking to the future I feel that having the skills to shoot a running deer in an emergency situation would be of great benefit to me in humanely culling deer. I would like to hear other people's opinions on what I have taken from this video, please like the relevant box below and discuss any opinions. Thanks for reading this and I look forward to hearing what people think.