I have shot both fixed blade and mechanical broadheads and like both. I must say that I lean a little more toward the mechanicals since they do (in my opinion) shoot like a field point. My question is based around an opinion of an outfitter I'm considering booking a hunt with. They are strongly against all mechanical broadheads. When I asked why, he said that "they just don't do as good of a job as a fixed blade. I've been doing this for 12 years and I've only lost 3 deer to hunters shooting a fixed broadhead. I can't tell you the number of deer that have gone unrecovered or found much later on due to a mechanical broadhead failing. They either break the blades, deflect off of bones causing bad shot angles, or hit bones and just stop 3 inches into the deer. There's a BIG difference between shooting a mature bucks body (250 lbs. live +) and a doe or smaller buck." |
Personally, I've never killed a "mature" whitetail much less a heavy bodied northern whitetail. Is this guy accurate or his opinion or is he way off base? I've also noticed on other outfitter websites, several of them have the same rule. Either way, if I choose his outfit, I'm committing to a fixed blade (not a huge deal to me).
It's not about the kill, it's about the hunt!