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to take or not to take a head shot on a deer?

 
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:55 PM
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to take or not to take a head shot on a deer?

hi guys.
i'm usually an easy going sort of fellow.i saw a post that really ruffled my feathers.i was going to reply to it. i thought better. why you ask? i would have not been so nice. the fellow shot a whitetail doe in the head at 215 yards. killed her on the spot . i have a problem with that! a few inches to the left or a few low and now you have a deer with no upper jaw/nose or no lower jaw. a long slow death! i would NEVER take a shot like that. i have too much respect for the animals i am hunting. many things can happen to cause a bad shot. the second thing is he put it on this site. i always try for the"boiler room". in my 24 years of hunting i have never taken a head shot or will i. i would like to hear from some of you guys. what is your view on head shots? jason
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:42 PM
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re: to take or not to take a head shot on a deer?

Personally , I go for the boiler room. Much less room for error.
Ethically, if you can responsibly head shoot a deer at 215 yards or 600 yards, tip em over.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:58 PM
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re: to take or not to take a head shot on a deer?

I kind of agree, but I'd never knock another man’s hunting technique. The lefties try that divide and conquer crap waaaay too much…besides did you see that picture?
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:15 PM
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re: to take or not to take a head shot on a deer?

I took the exact same shot this year in Wi. The only difference was the gun was dialed in @ 170 Yds and the deer was at 12 yds.

Would I do it at 200 Yds? If the conditions were right, the animal was calm, and the terrain allowed a 2nd shot if needed, then yes.
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:20 PM
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re: to take or not to take a head shot on a deer?

shot this one last year only reason i should'nt have shot was that it was to young 11/2 old. shot was a 176 yd never found the other antler
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re: to take or not to take a head shot on a deer?

to each his own knock um down.
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:25 PM
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re: to take or not to take a head shot on a deer?

i think if the conditions are calm the deer is calm and you think that you, personally can make an ethical shot . then take the shot. the opportunity for a second shot should also be there. i have taken a 50 yd headshot on a doe, and i think with the right conditions, i would take a 200 yd shot aswell. but on 99% of my shots i take . i go for the boilerroom as well
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