The Question becomes do hunters intentionally wound big game animals? On an different thread there is reference to hunters intentionally wounding African Big Game animals. The jest of the comment were to obtain better camera footage for there personal hunting video or for sale video. In talking to many PH's and hunters i have not had "1" say that they purposely shoot to wound any big game animal, the intent is to shoot to kill. Again i was watching a Boddington video and the PH's interviewed indicated that sometimes hunters will stretch there ability and do wound plains and dangerous game animals... Now the distance for this error can be measured in yards. Every hunter should know what there limits are and stay within those limits... I was surprised how close PH & hunters were to Elephants before shooting the elephant, usually with in 10 to 15 yards. And even at these short distance the PH sometimes had to back up the client. I know that i would like the animal to lay where it was hit and the trackers and PH i know would like it that way also.