For a deer hunter, hunting season is the very best time of the year. We anxiously count off the months until we finally have the opportunity to pursue the game we love.
Texas Hunter Products want your hunting experiences to be the best they can possibly be, and this means getting you properly prepared to hunt.
In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the most desired shot…the Broadside. Now, let's take a closer look at another shooting angle you may be faced with in the field.
The Quartering Away Shot
The Quartering Away Shot is fairly common in real world hunting, and a hunter owes it to themselves, and the animal, to become very proficient shooting at this angle. Mistakes can easily be made at this angle, but once a shooter understands the anatomy, a properly placed shot is nothing short of deadly.
The gunhunter needs to keep their shots more to the center of the animal than is commonly thought. This shot can be misleading, and a shot taken too far forward and to the outside of the shoulder will often end up wounding the animal. Aim for the lower center behind the shoulder as a bullet here will cause lethal damage to the heart, lungs, and main arteries.
For the bowhunter, this is an ideal angle. There is plenty of kill zone area exposed and the area of thicker shoulder bone (scapula) is minimized to some degree. Ideally, place your arrow back behind the front shoulder about 1/3 up from the bottom of the animal. This will put the broadhead through the heart and lungs for a quick, definite sure kill.
Be sure to join us for Part 3 where we will address the Front Quarter Shot.
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