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Old 10-29-2009, 09:25 AM
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i'll admit i'm new here, but reading some of the "expert opinion" on this thread is hilarious. I cannot believe people are actually saying that it is impossible to wound a deer with a head or neck shot! i can't be the only person that's seen a moving jawless deer. makes me think a lot of people on here have never shot a deer, head, neck, or otherwise!
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Strutter!
shoot em in the head or neck. you either hit em or miss em no wounded deer. no meat wasted either.

Not always so. Ever seen a deer with its bottom jaw blown off? I have. She was getting pretty thin too.
I'm not saying it's right or wrong to shoot a deer in the head, but i am saying anyone can miss and wound a deer no matter where you were aiming.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by pooly_31
i'll admit i'm new here, but reading some of the "expert opinion" on this thread is hilarious. I cannot believe people are actually saying that it is impossible to wound a deer with a head or neck shot! i can't be the only person that's seen a moving jawless deer. makes me think a lot of people on here have never shot a deer, head, neck, or otherwise!
No pooly. It's just that no one has ever missed the exact spot they were aiming for.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:36 AM
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shoot em in the head or neck. you either hit em or miss em no wounded deer. no meat wasted either.
How is this a hit or miss shot?? You could blow their bottom jaw off. I have seen that before. There could be plenty of error in a head or neck shot.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:52 AM
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I didn't bother reading all of these posts but I would take a head shot if I had it. Personally I don't hunt with a bow because I think letting a deer bleed to death is unethical.
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by DeerSlayer93

Personally I don't hunt with a bow because I think letting a deer bleed to death is unethical.


This may very well be the post of the month.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by DannyD
No pooly. It's just that no one has ever missed the exact spot they were aiming for.

Aw Crap! is that a requirement to join this forum? if so i'm out
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by DeerSlayer93
Personally I don't hunt with a bow because I think letting a deer bleed to death is unethical.
Originally Posted by pigiron
This may very well be the post of the month.
x 2 on that! Wow. Talk about an opinion. That's one for sure.

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Old 10-29-2009, 06:34 PM
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You guys don't have to believe this if you don't want to but I have even taken a neck shot with my bow. ONE TIME! I took it only because I had hit the deer where you are suppose too and the deer was suffering lying on the ground and he was crippled so I didn't have another shot at the vitals. I approached the deer after the first shot and I was only 10 yards from it and needed to finish what I had started and do it quickly. So in the heat on the moment I decided that shooting him in the neck was my only alturnitive so I did. He died almost instantly within 10 seconds. Now would I have taken this shot with a bow under different circumstances at a further distance, I believe I would but no further than 30 yards. Have I ever taken one before, NO! Why? because it's just not the first thing I think of when taking a shot with a bow.

Now with a rifle I have taken them many of times and so far they have put the animal down and they were dead before they hit the ground. Would I take one off hand? Not on your life! Keep in mind that I shoot every week in a Schuetzen league at my gun club. For those of you that don't know what that is, thats 200 yards off hand with a 22 LR and a centerfire SS 25-06, lead only.

Only with a firm rest would I even consider it ( I hunt with shooting sticks) and I will only do it if it is at 100 yards or less and if the animal is ready to high jack it out of there and it's the only shot I have because of obstructions in the way of the vitals. I like the fact that there is less loss of meat with a neck shot and from what I have experienced they exspire a lot faster than with a vital area shot. Though I have had some die pretty quick when hit in the vitals, usually within 30 seconds but some have taken longer. I hate that!
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by pooly_31
Aw Crap! is that a requirement to join this forum? if so i'm out

I can't believe you missed it in the by-laws
It's right under " all guns must shoot under 1/4 MOA" and right above " All bows must shoot over 320FPS"

Geez man. I know youre new but let's get up to speed here will ya!!!
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