Millions of hunts take place every year without actually killing.
No. Wounding the animal with a missed arrow from your bow equals killing - the deer runs away in panic and dies of its wound in the deep forest where you can`t find it.
I owe no explanation to the people
Yes. :):) Especially that your explanations incriminate you even more. :):):) E..g, when you write about that sick elation.
early morning travel, being amongst friends, pitching the tent, starting the fire, endless card games, excessive drinking,
Yes, all this without wives as you said a few times somewhere else. The truth is you want to get away from your boring family life and your ugly stupid fat wife, that is why you go on your hunting trips. But why should innocent animals pay with their lives only because you couldn`t find yourself a prettier and cleverer woman??? It is your fekking problem, leave the deer alone!!!
I have a frequent contact with hunters through my private lessons - most of their wives are ugly bitcches, indeed, who holler all over the house even when I am in. :):):) Now I am not sure who I should pity more - hunted animals or hunters. :):):)