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Old 01-20-2003, 08:32 PM   #1
 
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Default Arrow placement on elk

What is the optimum arrow placement for a quick kill on an elk? I realize in the vital area behind the shoulder, but I would think an elks shoulder blade is quite a bit bigger and tougher than a whitetails. So is it beneficial to aim a little farther back, a little high or a little low?

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Old 01-20-2003, 09:46 PM   #2
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Default RE: Arrow placement on elk

Id have to say a quartering away shot would be best..that way your margin of error is reduced and you would be able to avoid a shoulder shot.

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Old 01-21-2003, 02:18 AM   #3
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Default RE: Arrow placement on elk

the rule we teach on all game is 1/3rd up 1/3rd back, you'll never go wrong, espically on the big animals. Also a quartering away shot....what I tell folks to do is shoot for the off shoulder. If you look at it and cant hit the lungs by aiming at the off shoulder, its probably a to steep of an angle to be shooting!
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Old 01-21-2003, 09:55 AM   #4
 
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Thanks for the info!
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