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Old 10-18-2004, 05:50 PM
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Head shot anyone???

Hello to all,

Is there anyone amongs you more experienced shooters and hunters who choose on purpose to take a head shot over a lungs shot?
I have never shot at a deer with a rifle but with a bow I always try for a double lungs. Any infos is much appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
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Old 10-18-2004, 05:56 PM
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Re: Head shot anyone???

If you dont want to ruin any meat the head shot is better. If you hit just a little front on a lung shot the front quarters are gonna be bloodshot like hell.
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Old 10-18-2004, 07:14 PM
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Re: Head shot anyone???

TireurDelite,

I try for headshots whenever I can, espically on does. I think my furtherest has been 150 yds but when you miss you miss it is usually a clean miss. I also aim just behind the head at the neck. A little more room for error or movement.
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Old 10-18-2004, 07:58 PM
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Re: Head shot anyone???

I have shot a few deer in the head. I shot one in the head last year and remember why I quit. I like the meat and when you head shoot a deer everything shuts down fast. This leaves a lot of blood in the meat. Compare a steak from a bow shot and a rifle shot deer. The bow shot venison is clearly much lighter in color. Also, when you thaw the meat head shot venison will leave much more blood in the sink. When you shoot a deer through the lungs with a bow or rifle the heart keeps pumping for a short time. Look in the chest cavity the blood is there instead of in the meat you want to put on the table.
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Re: Head shot anyone???

HEAD SHOTS FROM THE REAR ALL ALL RIGHT. PRETTY MUCH A CLEAN MISS OR HIT. FROM THE SIDE THERE IS A LOT OF A DEERS HEAD THAT CAN TAKE A HIT WITHOUT BEING FATAL QUICKLY. I HAVE HAD TO PUT DOWN SEVERAL DEER WITH THE JAWS SHOT OFF BY POOR HEAD SHOTS. I BELIEVE MOST OF THESE TO BE BROADSIDE HEAD SHOTS.
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Old 10-18-2004, 08:11 PM
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Re: Head shot anyone???

In response to what bruce said it is true that everything shutsdown very quickly. Alot of guys at our deer camp shoot doe in the head, and to solve the problem of blood they simply cut the throat and hang them upside down on a tree. (May seem almost morbid but it sure gets the job done)
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Old 10-18-2004, 11:03 PM
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Re: Head shot anyone???

I'm firm believer in the neck/spine/head

No running away and chasing. I don't have the time right now to type out my nearly lost big buck story of how it had a classic side shot when i was younger and how far it went with a little .284 hole right through it's lungs at under 100 yards. After that I've just shot at the neck or head
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