Ethics are moral principles so that leaves a lot of latitude for someone to make such decisions. However, I see to much being put into the ethics of hunting. For example on one of the weekend shows, and they have whitetail in their name, they have a segment where they will take footage that someone has sent in and then they will critic the shot the person made and deliberate if it was a good, or " ethical shot." I myself do not bow hunt and have never shot an arrow at a deer. But I make this statement and pose a question. If you're using a weapon that admittedly is only good at twenty five yards and anything beyond that is marginal how can you question ethics at all. I know, I know there are hunters capable of making shots at fifty, but most hunters are marginal at best. Now I ask the question! what is ethical about killing a deer with a double lung shot where the deer drowns in it's own blood hacking and coughing as it gasps for air?, which is the preferred shot,and by the way that is the way they die with a double lung shot like it or not. I don't get caught up in the ethics question myself, is the angle right, is the deer close enough, or should I drag the deer across posted land because it's closer, things like that. I take a solid shot and more times than not it was the right one. But if ethics looms heavy on your heart like most of the pro's writing articles, and doing televisions shows then maybe you need to rethink that bow hunting thing, or hunting in general.