Re: Best shot placement
I don't go out hunting looking for only 1 particular kill shot in mind. I take advantage of whatever quick clean kill shot the animal presents me with. Be that a heart & lung (my favorite cause its real forgiving as well as very effective) or a high shoulder, or a neck or a quarreling shot thru the boiler room.
However I am also patient enough to know that if I can't make the shot offered I will pass the oppertunity & maneuver until I have the advantage. This gets a lot easier with each year of experience, & each animal harvested. But as with all experience, sometimes the lessons learned are bitter. You learn quickly that the sinking feeling in your gutts when you botched the shot is NOT one youd wanna repeat. Thus the more experience (good or bad) the easier the decision to shoot or pass becomes.
You are obviously a responsible person to ask the question. I have no doubt you'll make the right call when the time comes.
Let us know how you did when you lay the smack down on your deer.
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