Running Shots: 5 Things to Consider

Running Shots: 5 Things to Consider

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.

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