Preface...this topic has the likelyhood to get ugly. I'd prefer not, rather to discuss the subject with a scientific detachment. With that, I'll add the warning that this one may not be for the easily offended to participate, so "at your own risk and all that jazz". I grew up a drive hunter. We were mostly middle class folks, who counted on venison to supplement the grocery bill through the winter. Deer populations were relatively low, and terrain was brushy woods interspersed with overgrown grassland. Not food plots and oak woods like the hunting shows. Filling a tag was often a grueling and gritty business. Running deer shots were the norm, not the exception. Some hunters were very good at it, they tended to gravitate to posting on drives. Some were not, they tended to push on drives. I was fortunate to be identified as a "good shot" at a young age and got lots of experience dropping deer in various stages of "running". From a brisk trot, to a full out bound across broken brushland. Of the 17 deer I took from age 12 when I could first hunt to age 21 where life circumstances dissolved this group, 15 were taken "on the run". No deer shot by me were wounded and lost, 2 were long blood trails with a hit too far back in the liver. Never lost a deer until I started exclusively stand hunting after this group went away. I could add 1 more running deer hit that got an assist a few seconds later by a pusher. This one was hit obliquely in the front shoulder and doubled back into the drive. I'm sure we would have put this one on the ground, but would have fallen into the "long trail" category. Yes, I did miss some outright. I do not have an exact tally on those in the camp log, but the number is significantly less than number shot. All this being said, we practiced moving target shots. The local gun range had a mechanized deer trolley system set up that moved at realistic speeds and bobbed as a bounding deer will. With some practice, it was not overly difficult for a "good shot" to score hits from the front of shoulder to back of lungs, top to bottom even on the "fast" setting at 100 yards. I knew my leads, and shooting was by default generally less than 75 yards, although my longest kill on a moving deer was one trotting at 125. Would have passed the shot on a bounding deer. Wondering what the groups thoughts and experience on this are. Would like to hear from some who have hunted European driven game as well.