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If I remember correctly, Howard Hill killed an elk at 186 yards with his longbow. Certainly a different time, bowhunting has come a long way since then, and thankfully.

Something else occurred to, a possible by product of the Ashby studies:

As I stood there watching the deer’s shoulder blade block my shot, I thought, “I built this arrow to break through bone, if I chanced to hit one. Couldn’t I just shoot through the scapula then?” It was a tempting notion, but thankfully I abstained. However, I can see the Ashby arrows almost encouraging people to take shots blocked by bone because that’s what they are made to do. Hopefully not, but a potential side effect of the lethality studies.