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Old 05-19-2004, 02:18 PM
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First, I did say you only have a few hours left to hunt.

I didn't think about this, but what if the angle was 25 degrees from full broadside versus 25 degrees from full frontal?
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Old 05-19-2004, 03:31 PM
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Bust him!
Time to deflate some lungs
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Old 05-19-2004, 03:39 PM
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I pray he turns broadside and then pray for a better shot. personally that would be tough to pass up (hopefully i had put in my time and practiced out to at least 40 yards) but most likely if a shot didn't improve i would have to let him walk. i would hate to wound a critter like that and never recover him. now rifle or muzzleloader wave bye bye to the bull.
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Old 05-19-2004, 03:58 PM
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I figured my answer on 25 degrees from the horizontal plane (aka pure broadside) as that is how angles are typically measured. If you are asking if it was from head on .. or 65 degrees from the horizontal plane .. no, I would not shoot. That is to steep an angle.
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Old 05-19-2004, 04:46 PM
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You know... I never once stopped to figure out if it was 25, 26, 36, or 46 degrees. If the picture I saw said I could make the shot I'd let it fly. You got to know your abilities, the abilities of your equipment and the anatomy of the critter you're hunting. Being a heavy boned bugger like an elk takes away a lot of shots I take with a whitetail. I would never take a shot simply because I felt if he turned he's in the brush. Either I have a shot or I don't. If I don't,.... I wait for a better one. If it doesn't come(which happens a lot) you just don't get the shot. I've waited and often been surprised with a shot better than I could have imagined in my wildest dreams. I wouldn't care if it was the biggest bull elk or a cow... the shots the same.
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Old 05-19-2004, 05:34 PM
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Shoot him in the neck
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:10 PM
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This would a hunt once in a lifetime for my broke butt.....shoot just behind the shoulder.
may be tracking a bit...but I would be in a tree.
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Old 05-20-2004, 12:05 AM
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I would bust him especially if the front leg on your side is forward.
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Old 05-20-2004, 07:03 AM
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First, I did say you only have a few hours left to hunt.
Sorry, I missed that.

I wouldn't shoot.
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Old 05-20-2004, 07:20 AM
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BobCo - That's ok. I'm not sure of Montana's regs, but a few hours left to hunt could be 12 noon. It is in parts Texas for Eastern Turkeys. And I think Florida has the same rule.
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