Again, a person’s maximum ethical range with a bow is a very personal thing, and is not applicable across the board. It’s something that we have the responsibility to figure out and adhere to. We will all eventually make a bad shot. We are human, and hunting is full of everything but certainties. Many folks get a certain number stuck in their head, when in reality, the “ethical” shot is a very dynamic thing, and to truly adhere to what it is, one must understand that it is a culmination of factors. Sometimes a bowhunter may take a 60+ yard shot that is completely ethical, and sometimes that same bowhunter may be presented with an opportunity at 10 yards that he or she has no business taking. With practice, you can dramatically increase your effective range, but remember that every shot is different, and each one has to be evaluated by itself.