Originally Posted by Iowanian
If you practice, know your range and distance you won't miss...in theory.
AND, with the modern sights and such, it makes becoming proficient with a bow much easier.
As for gut shooting with a bow, the same shot with a rifle will produce the same results. And, with gun, bow, or whatever, you really need to know at least some basics in tracking or be with someone that does before venturing afield because even with a good hit that doesn't shatter the spine or a shoulder, a deer can travel quite a ways before dieng.