A hunter's worst nightmare!

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  1. Wihan

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    A hunter's worst nightmare!

    That shot that everyone dreads after they took it...

    A video I was heavily debating to post but in the end we're all human...

    This weekend whilst out hunting with my bow I wounded my very first warthog. We spent 6 to 7 hours searching for the warthog over 2 days. I eventually had to give up as I had to go home.

    This just motivates me to work harder to ensure I don't wound an animal again any time soon...

    Everyone is welcome to go check out The African Allure hunting safaris website.

    The accomodation is amazing, next to nothing I have ever stayed at. The animals are plentyful and amazing to see! The outfitter is just amazing!
     

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    @Wihan thank you for sharing the video. All of us miss hitting the right spot from time to time and that is why it is hunting vs shooting.
     
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    If you hunt long enough always something will go wrong. He wasn't perfect broadside so it effected shot a little
     
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    Been in your shoes before with warthogs. A bad feeling I know. I have learned this about warthogs- a a rule of thumb, if you have not found a hog within 450 yds of shot, you chances of finding the hog are very slim.
     
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    I made a monster of a Sable bleed and never found him, and we looked for days! I still get upset just thinking about it.
     

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    We all wound an animal eventually! But it still remains a bitter pill to swallow!
     
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    Yes especially since they have holes in yje ground as well and chances are they went in their hole.
     

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    Precisely!
     

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    If we hunt long enough we are going to have something go wrong but I'm not sure putting it on social media for thousands to view is a good thing.
     
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    @jeff .... I say this with respect, sincerely.... I may agree with you, but not when it comes to here. If @Wihan had posted the video on Facebook or some such social media it may be questionable. But here, with a group of hunters...... We all know that unfortunately these things happen. We should support each other. This should be our "safe place".
     

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    I saw this video on Bowhunters Corner on Facebook, there are anti's trolling everywhere looking for ammo to use against us.
     

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    Thanks @jeff I understand your comment and concern now. The worst thing about the antis are that they are so uninformed, but yet so vocal.
     
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