Originally Posted by Ernie
I tried to search and find a post, but didn't find what I was looking for.
I have heard primarily of three preferences for elk hunting in terms of shot placement:
I would be interested to know your preference and what you consider to be the dimensions of your preferred kill/vital zone.
Mid neck is the guranteed instant kill shot.
Point of the shoulder is probably my favorite on anything at long range. You have a lot of leeway there. High you hit spine. Low you hit lungs or heart. Wide you hit spine or lungs.
Dead on you break both shoulders and he drops in his tracks.
Thus it's the most forgiving.