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Old 11-06-2004, 12:02 PM
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I herd of people taking neck shots with a bow. Is this a good idea?
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:49 PM
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I had a bad time with a neck shot. Shot high on a quartering away deer and hit the neck, it didnt work for a quick kill. Others might have had better luck, but I wouldnt do it again.
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Old 11-06-2004, 01:35 PM
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Old 11-06-2004, 01:39 PM
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Gun maybe ,
bow no .
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Old 11-06-2004, 03:43 PM
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Not with a bow I would not.I have with a gun at close range,I mean 20 yards,then I am sure I wont miss. I did this year with a muzzy loader at 12 yards ,blew the neck half off
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Old 11-06-2004, 08:19 PM
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Hit a Buck the other day in the Neck,not on purpose I hit all meat never did find him.

But my neighbor shot a Buck that had been shot in the Neck,and it was healing fine.

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Old 11-06-2004, 08:28 PM
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I saw a neck-shot doe once spew so much blood it looked like it was being sprayed out of a garden hose. (I wasn't the shooter; just saw the aftermath.) Having said that, it is an extremely low-percentage shot. Like someone mentioned above, there is just too much meat and the carotid artery and windpipe present too small a target. If you've got a neck shot, just be patient and you'll more than likely get a lung shot -- where the size of the target grows exponentially and your margin of error is much greater.
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