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Old 11-14-2007, 09:47 AM
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Been bow hunting a few years and now starting to fire arm. I know with a bow your shot placement should be behind the shoulder. My question is this: given the use of a shotgun, do you still aim behind the shoulder? What if you are presented with a quartering too shot? Just want to have all the bases covered if presented with this situation.
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:49 AM
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the vitals are still in the same area when you use a bow or a gun. right behind the shoulder is where the bullet needs to go
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:18 AM
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wait for a broadside or quartering away shot. if you choose to shoot anyway, aim at the very point of the shoulder. aiming behind the shoulder will result in a gut-shot deer, and maybe at best, one lung.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:13 AM
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Bow, Rifle, Shotgun or Spear

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Old 11-14-2007, 11:15 AM
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That was my hopes and plans. I was just wondering if a shot through the shoulder, if quartering to or if it is a drastic angle, shoot between the shoulder joint and the breast plate.
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:47 PM
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If you're shooting a firearm, you can shoot quartering away, broadside, quartering toward, and directly toward. All of those are legitimate and ethical shots. Just imagine a line from where you aim to where it would exit and make sure that line passes through the vitals.

I've heard of people saying that shooting straight up the rear of a deer will bring it down from massive bleeding but it's a guaranteed gut shot not to mention a slower kill and almost universally considered unethical. (Don't do it!)
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wow that was awsome, i 100% agree with the other and especially this one lol
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:55 PM
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If you shotgun hunt like you bow hunt, I think you'll have some really good luck. I've been usin a shotgun for deer for 14 yrs and have killed plenty of deer. You can still aim for the same place but as others have already said you have different shot opportunities now.
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Old 11-14-2007, 04:00 PM
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Me I like to play with Shot Placement,thinking in my mind where that Bullet or Arrow is going.Some shots people say they wouldn't take but they have worked for me.

I was walking to the House one time,had a Buck running towards me flat out.I was using a Sidelock Muzzleloader,Patch and Ball.I didn't have time to think,all I did think was aim Low,I shot him 10 yards,he piled up at my feet.The ball went just to the side of the Shoulder Blade,out the Ham on the other side.

Broad Side,Heart,Lung is the best.

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Old 11-14-2007, 07:14 PM
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Here is Shot Placement from different angles. rifle is totally different fron gun. I like aiming more into the shoulder blade.
You can't take em if you don't shoot!
See it and shoot. No hesitation!

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