Originally Posted by Csafisher
What you yall think is the most effective place to shoot a deer assuming it is broadside? Do you have better success shooting the lower half of the vitals and getting the heart or shooting a little higher to get the spine?
I usually shoot VLDs if that matters.
Point of the shoulder.
If you are high it's a spine shot.
Low it's a heart/lung shot.
Wide head side, spine/throat shot.
Wide rib side, lungs or at least sucking chest wound.
Of course that depends a lot on what caliber and type of bullett, impact velocity, range, and whether the animal is moving or dead still.