Yes you should make shore of what your shooting at. Here in Montana deer and elk season runs the same time, so those of us that hunt both at many times are looking for both. Antelope all so over laps deer and elk, were I antelope hunt I deer hunt so some times I'm looking for them too. Have to keep your eyes open.First.....make sure of what kind of animal it is.....
Don't shoot a deer during elk season...or an elk during deer season.....
25WSM ADDED great variables...other than that...take a dry fire or two to calm your buddy down first....and read the wind every hundred yards to target!A friend just started LR hunting and was wanting a checklist of what to do after seeing an animal. Got me thinking.
1. find a good spot to shoot from
2. range target
3. find solution
4. set turrets and parallax
What would you add or change?
For me,being olderish, scrawny and out of shape with heart issues, before step one, I make sure I hunt with younger studs like my son; not only is he good at boning out on the spot, he can drag one faster than I can walk!!!Echoing others, make absolutely sure of your target.
Don’t shoot a grizzly during black bear season.
It can happen to people with the best intentions.
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