It was on a mates farm in Australia and the rut has only just begun there.I assume you were on a preserve shooting goats and pigs. If that's the case I guess you probably shot a doe. If that's the case she probably had a couple of fairly mature fawns in her. I'll bet that bummed you out?? Just some assuptions here, if that's not the case, sorry for the suggestion. You really didn't give enough information.
+1I don't think there's anything wrong with shooting a deer in it's bed. You still have to watch the wind, stalk within range, stay quiet and draw back undetected.
The only time it would be unethical would be if you didn't have a clear shot at the vitals.
congrats on the first kill. would like to see a pic of it.Thanks for the reply fellas...Bow hunting and archery are a new sport for me and I am just trying to find my legs. I am pleased to say that my first kill was a goat (no trophy though) but it was a double lung taking a major artery as well.
I stalked the goat from 150mtrs and shot it at 15mtrs. The arrow zipped through like it wasn't even there.
First blood now I am hooked.