| gconnoyer wrote:|
Im confused...dont get why this is a $12,500 mistake? or what they are all so upset with him about?
He shot a bigger animal than he was supposed to. Most likely he was on a management hunt where he was intended to shoot a deer in the 140-150 class range. The video even suggests that the outfitter had earlier showed him the specific deer he was supposed to take. He ended up shooting a different deer; one that will likely score well above 180 and would have brought in a lot of money ($12,500?) to the rancher/outfitter. That particular deer was probably being held in reserve for a wealthy, repeat client and now will be unavailable.
This is just one reason why I disapprove of ranch "hunts" where the fee is based on the animal's score. Hunting should always be a fair-chase prospect.