Another vote of "No" on neck shots, at least from the side. Here is anther example of a neck shot gone wrong. I killed a buck a with a chest shot north of Casper, WY a couple of days ago. He was acting completely normal before the kill. When I got up to him I saw that he had been recently shot in the throat and his esophagus had been blown apart. There were pieces of grass visible in the wound where swallowed food had come out. There was no bleeding and the buck would have died either from infection or starvation. Either way, he would have probably been coyote bait before he was even dead. Not a pretty thought. The wound is bigger than it appears in the picture, the other side of the neck is blown out about twice that much. Barely missed the windpipe.