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quartering away shot?

Old 01-24-2002, 10:57 AM
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At 15 yds I think I'd take the shot. This past season I waited on 20 yd quartering away until she finally gave me the broadside. I prefer broadside shots.
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Old 01-24-2002, 11:13 AM
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Sounds great to me!!

I know someone who hunts over lots of bait, in a pretty large parcel where he can hold quite a few deer. He has a blind called the "family blind", in which he video tapes his bowhunt and is able to sit with his entire family-wife, 3 boys, and a girl. He had a nice 10 point in feeding at 20 yards, mostly broadside, for 45 minutes. It was all on video and after 45 minutes the deer walked towards him, turned broadside, then quartered away-which is what he waited 45 minutes for, and shot the deer in the gut at 15 yards. So much for his "perfect shot", but he did recover the deer.

I love a quartering away shot, the deer is most often looking almost directly away from you, much better for drawing the bow, and the kill area is fully exposed, but I'll take what I can get-broadsides not too bad either!

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Old 01-24-2002, 11:13 AM
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I wonder how deep that arrow is gonna be burried in the ground?<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 01-24-2002, 11:40 AM
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I think that 390's talking about a sharp quartering away shot. 6&quot; showing, steel's flying.....Quartering away is prefered by most bowhunters.
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Old 01-24-2002, 02:23 PM
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yes' i'm talking about a tough steep angle shot. not that easy 45 degree quartering away shot. all you have at 15 yards is about 4 to 6 inches to put that arrow in. and by george, if you can group arrows in a 3 inch group at 30 yards at a 3-d deer target, then you should have the confidence to take and make this shot. i think there's alot of hunter's here now that would not take that shot. but as they gain more experience and confidence over the years then this shot will become second nature to them.
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Old 01-24-2002, 03:05 PM
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It sounds like a good shot to me. I would take it if I was in that situation and the shooting lane was perfect.

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P.S. Only Chuck Adams can sit at home and see deer so get into the woods. =;^)
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Old 01-24-2002, 04:22 PM
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Have done it a few times, right at the last rib and exited through the chest or off shoulder. The deer have never made it past 70 yards. Again it comes down to if you know you can make the shot or not. Any doubt don't shoot.
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Old 01-24-2002, 04:50 PM
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6&quot; target at 15 yards, hmmmmm that seems like a pretty big target to me. I would take that shot any day. Good hunting.
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Old 01-24-2002, 05:12 PM
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I have and I would again .No problem with it .
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