Hunting is an adventure, meeting with friends, time of relaxation, competition with nature and many other things. However, forgetting that killing is its most important element, would be deceiving yourself (and others around you).
The fact that we take another’s creature life to possess its flesh, skin or trophy antlers, tusks etc. must mobilize us to do it with deep respect. This should be manifested primarily in making the shot as clean and effective as possible. That would make one more difference between a hunter and a shooter. Hunting must be different from training or competing at a shooting range. It is bad when its quality is measured in numbers, kilograms, or some weird scoring points.
I'm not a big fan of naming King of the Hunt the person who shot the most animals. I dislike it even more when someone who has been least effective is proclaimed King of Missed Shots and receives some kind of humorous souvenir of the occasion. It does not amuse me at all.
The hunter's greatest failure is not that he did not fire or even didn’t see anything hunting, but that he injured or killed the game and did not find it. Therefore, I would like to share some advice from someone who not only hunts himself, but supports the whole event as a blood tracker. I hope it will help not to lose the game.