Yeah, it doesn't sound like a clean kill to me either. Here in upper N.Y. it is quite a feat to take a bear in the woods. It s illegal to bait them. There are dumb dump bears which the "great white hunters take", and there are the bears that head to another country when they smell anything out of place. That record bear was like one of our dumb dump bears. I used to hunt with a bow once upon a time and stopped for many reasons. One of which was all the deer I saw running around wounded. I wounded one. It's actually easy.
I butcher my own animals for consumption. Mostly chickens, pigs. After a while you realize that it just isn't right to not give the animal a quick death. They are only animals and deserve such treatment. It makes them taste a ton better. Animals that are full of adrenaline are bitter tasting. I hunt now with a ultra accurate rifle and don't take stupid shots. There is a pride and honor that comes when everyone looks at the deer I've shot and see how fast it was killed. To shoot an animal with a crossbow 9 times is a f*****g crime and it's a slap in the face to all hunters to say that this guy is setting some kind of record.
Just my two cents.