Something's been on my mind awhile, and I figured it might make for some good debate. I've been getting more and more into bowhunting the past couple years, and it's been quite the learning experience. The subject comes to my mind because between people I know, and from hunting with a couple buddies of mine that are outfitters, it seems like there is a much larger percentage of wounding and not recovering animals going on from bowhunters as opposed to rifle hunters. Of course there are a lot of great bowhunters out there, and rifle hunters wound animals as well, but in the past couple years, it just seems like instances just keep popping up. Mistakes happen...and someone who says they haven't made a bad shot is either lying or hasn't been doing it very long, but I think it's our responsibility to prepare ourselves adequately. Some of the hunters I've seen can't hold a group at 15 yards on a target, and some shoot well on target, but get too wound up and regularly choke at the moment of truth. We each love bowhunting for different reasons, but I think that everyone, including the most die hard, bowhunting only hunters should evaluate ourselves honestly, and in some cases, admit that if we are going to do a certain hunt that we're not prepared for or can't hold it together, just take a rifle. There are hunts that I know I'm not ready for with a bow, but the hunt itself is more important to me than what weapon I choose. What are your thoughts? How do you all set or evaluate your ethical limits for a given hunt?