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neck
2.27%
shoulder
10.23%
right behind the shoulder
85.23%
gutt shot
2.27%
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Where do u shoot a deer?

Old 10-27-2006, 03:54 PM
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who voted gut shot?
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:55 PM
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Right about there!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 10-27-2006, 08:55 PM
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I've heard of people taking shots at the neck, may I ask why? Is it a good shot, all there is, is an artery. Wouldn't one have to track blood all night?
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:12 PM
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I try to stay out of the shoulder. About 1/3 of the way down from the top and midway on the body works pretty good. Just stay out of the backstrap.
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:14 PM
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If you're very sure about your shot, a neck shot will put 'em down where they stand. A friend of mine always went for the neck. It is a deadly shot.
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:19 AM
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who voted gut shot?
I think people were just goofing off! I don't know why that's even an option on this poll.

I go right behind the shoulder.
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:27 AM
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:55 AM
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I usally shoot in the rite in the shoulder , but this year I want to try the white spot on the neck with the .300
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:47 AM
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I shoot mine in the woods lol.
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Old 10-28-2006, 03:23 PM
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Bowhunting: Lungs- broadside or quartering away. Too much drop and chance of hitting something else to aim anywhere else.

Gun hunting: Lungs- broadside, quartering away, and quartering towards. (Still the fastest drop and biggest margin for error, regardlessof weapon.)
If a shot to the lungs includes blowing through the shoulder, that's what I'll do, unless it looks like I may get a better shot if I wait.

Although a gunshot to the neckcan drop a deer by way of hydrostatic shock, they can get up again and run off if you missed the spine, and may survive if you missedthe carotid arteryand windpipe. Too much chance of a mere flesh wound for me, especially with a bow.

I voted for 'Behind the shoulder', but for new guys I'll clarify thatit means right behind the shoulder bone, and that bone does NOT come straight up from the deer's leg, like somedeer targets erroniously show.

Both of these following targets are good, but I have an old one at home (not pictured)that I had to modify because it showed the shoulder bone in a vertical position in line withthe point of the deer's leg. That old target might have trained some new bowhunters to aim too far back in fear of hitting a shoulder bone that wasn't there. Notice that the point of the deer's leg is halfway back in the available lung area on a broadside shot.

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