The ethics of shooting game on the run is hotly debated. Some claim that they would only shoot at moving game if it was already injured while others consider the ability to take running shots an essential skill for any big game hunter.
Under certain circumstances taking a running shot makes sense, particularly when a game animal is injured and might escape if it isn’t anchored with a second shot. The ability to shoot running game is certainly a valuable skill for a hunter, but being able to shoot game on the move requires practice and planning before heading to the field. Here are some tips to take that toughest of all shots…
<h2>Know Your Surroundings</h2><i>photo by Ben O'Brien</i> <br><br> Before you even consider taking a running shot at game make absolutely certain you have a clear field of fire. Don't let the excitement at seeing moving game overwhelm you. Take the shot only if you are absolutely certain that you aren't putting anyone else at risk. Things happen very quickly when you are shooting an animal on the move. If you have any doubts don't fire.