Now, with a lot more time open for bowhunters and the availability of modern- type black powder guns that LOOK like they could be accurate over long distances, I wonder if this is as true.
Consider these three projectiles:
Above, obviously, is a broadhead. Below left is a fragment of what appears to be a .50 caliber ball. Both were found encysted, for lack of a better word, in a beautiful bull elk confiscated from a road hunter (we were lucky enough to get the meat!) The third is the muzzle loader bullet, ironically fired at a more sensible range, that killed him. I hate to think of the pain that the arrowhead in particular must have caused.
I am not saying not to hunt with bows, though I do not think I am good enough. I am not saying not to hunt with modern muzzleloaders-- though most are in .50 caliber, one I consider marginal at best for elk. What I am saying is that bow and black powder hunters should learn the limits of their chosen tools.