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Old 09-14-2018, 11:03 AM   #1
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I know a lot of us here like a slightly quartering away shot or at least for the shot side leg to be forward to reveal the vitals a little better. I am curious, for the pictures below, where would your point of aim be on these deer? You can just give your answers for pictures 1-3. I know that the height may not be exactly what you would aim for, but I am more curious about the left and right. I have been given advice to "Aim for the arm pit" but I have also been given advice to "aim for the exit placement on the opposite shoulder". I have been hunting for many years, but It never hurts to learn a little. Thanks.

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Old 09-14-2018, 11:06 AM   #2
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Not really answering your question, but there is an excellent thread titled “straight up the leg” I think that you could search for
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:07 AM   #3
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:07 AM   #4
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B, but a little higher
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:07 AM   #5
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:08 AM   #6
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1 - Between A and B
2 - B
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:11 AM   #7
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Not really answering your question, but there is an excellent thread titled “straight up the leg” I think that you could search for
So your answers would be B, C, B?
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:12 AM   #8
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Straight up the leg but a little higher. If you exit through or into the opposite shoulder blade they go down right there or therabouts.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:12 AM   #9
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If heart shooting...


1. A
2. Between A and B
3. Between A and B


I don't aim for the rear leg when its back that far. I'd rather the arrow go through the heart, and pass through.



Had a similar shot on #2....hit at B and barely clipped the base of the heart....dead at 60 yards. Thankful for Grim Reapers width on that day.



Fast forward to 1:20


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBJXkh2IaWE



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Old 09-14-2018, 11:15 AM   #10
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So your answers would be B, C, B?
No, I’m talking about a broadside shot. Realize not what he’s asking, but that thread is worth the time to read
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:15 AM   #11
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^^^ THIS
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:15 AM   #12
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b +1"
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:24 AM   #13
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I'll take A in all 3! In thre first pic, the near side leg needs to be a little more forward.

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Old 09-14-2018, 11:26 AM   #14
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:30 AM   #15
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Thanks for the answers so far. From my experience, I think I would aim between A&B, between B&C, and B. Last year, I had a shot just like in picture #2. I hit him probably between A&B (But a little higher), the the arrow lodged in the opposite front of the shoulder, hitting one lung, but the deer survived. I shot him three weeks later with a rifle. Keep them coming.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:44 AM   #16
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:54 AM   #17
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1. B
2. C
3. C

2 and 3 are the same angle.

Always shoot for the offside elbow.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:00 PM   #18
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I love the quartering away shot. I come straight up the opposite leg.

B (or A)
C
B
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:06 PM   #19
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B, Mid of BC, B

Heights of the letters vs the dots.

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Old 09-14-2018, 12:10 PM   #20
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:13 PM   #21
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:22 PM   #22
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a
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b with a little extra height
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:27 PM   #23
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In all three of those, I am trying to aim right in between both front legs.
A
B
A-B

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Old 09-14-2018, 12:28 PM   #24
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:34 PM   #25
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:54 PM   #26
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I'd target B, but then probably hit him in the back bone.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:11 PM   #27
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A-B

To the people saying a little higher what is the reasoning behind that?
I was thinking if anything slightly lower.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:14 PM   #28
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:27 PM   #29
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B
B
B
That way when you miss the B shot your still going to be good.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:34 PM   #30
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B
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To the people saying a little higher what is the reasoning behind that?
I was thinking if anything slightly lower.
To low and you will miss the vitals.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:36 PM   #31
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If heart shooting...


1. A
2. Between A and B
3. Between A and B


I don't aim for the rear leg when its back that far. I'd rather the arrow go through the heart, and pass through.



Had a similar shot on #2....hit at B and barely clipped the base of the heart....dead at 60 yards. Thankful for Grim Reapers width on that day.



Fast forward to 1:20


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBJXkh2IaWE


Woodford No Mas! - YouTube
Nice buck and great shot. Also something to be said for shooting them when they are fully relaxed. He didn't move an inch before the arrow struck.
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:37 PM   #32
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If heart shooting...


1. A
2. Between A and B
3. Between A and B


I don't aim for the rear leg when its back that far. I'd rather the arrow go through the heart, and pass through.


Brain fart. Rear leg should be opposite leg in the quote above. My multitasking sucked this am.

And thanks Art!
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:38 PM   #33
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To the people saying a little higher what is the reasoning behind that?

I was thinking if anything slightly lower.


Little higher and you catch lungs too which are a lot bigger and more forgiving of an errant shot. Too low and he runs forever. I actually thought I hit too low on the video before I realized I reviewed the shot.
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:43 PM   #34
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:49 PM   #35
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:16 PM   #36
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B, Mid of BC, B

Heights of the letters vs the dots.
Letter heights is where I’d want to impact also. ABC at letter height on all pictures should result in a dead deer. D on second pic is guts, but still probably would kill the deer.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:16 PM   #37
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1. A.5
2. B.5
3. B
and perhaps just a touch higher ( 1-2 inches) What they said about the letters. ^^^^^^^^^^
But that's also gonna depend on the length of the shot.

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Old 09-14-2018, 03:17 PM   #38
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/\ This.

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Old 09-14-2018, 03:18 PM   #39
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A - Heart

A - Heart

B - Back of Heart

I do not want to intentionally hit the off side leg..

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Old 09-14-2018, 03:37 PM   #40
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:42 PM   #41
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An inch above B on all three
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:48 PM   #42
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B

I usually aim a bit low to account for the deer reacting to the sound and starting to duck down. Those dots are about right...unless shooting from an elevated position which would put the point of aim higher.
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:01 PM   #43
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B all Three and a little bit higher on all three ! For a good kill shot
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:10 PM   #44
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A,B,A/B... higher on all
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:52 PM   #46
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From ground level, it's almost hard to be too low. If you get into the chest cavity, you're in the heart. I shot this doe from the ground, and thought I was too low, but she only made it about 40 yards and had the biggest blood trail I've ever seen.

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B

Hogs I let quarter hard and shoot them behind last rib. Have watch last 8 die within 30 yards
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Bingo.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:41 PM   #50
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To low and you will miss the vitals.


When a deer reacts, it always goes down, never up. You almost can’t shoot too low if your windage is on (from a ground blind; it would be different from an elevated stand). If you aim low, and a deer does move, you are in the middle and he is still dead. If you aim in the middle and he moves, you hit him too high, and there is a good chance you never see him again!!!!

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