Hunting is fabulous; killing is not. Many bowhunters struggle with the definition of "success". Having been seriously involved with both the wheel crowd and the stick & string bunch, I feel that the latter have a little bit better handle on the definition. I feel that if you are hell-bound to put meet on your table, go to the market. I hunt for the whole experience, and taking another life is, for me, very secondary. I've killed enough in my life. Some feel that they have to demonstrate their "manhood"; some want to say they can provide for their families; some go for the challenge. there are lots of different reasons why we hunt, but one thing is certain: once you release that arrow, you can't call it back. Make DAMN SURE that the shot will be the best you can make, resulting in a quick and humane kill.