He’s hoping for a clean kill, but competing “hunters” intervene
Bow hunting can be incredibly heartbreaking. There’s so much that can go wrong before you even take a shot. Once you’re in place, down wind, and out of sight you still have to spot your game. When the moment of truth arrives, even the best shot can send the game running. The true heartbreak happens after you recover your game only to find that it has been recovered by scavengers before you.