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Take a better look at some of the pics. A heart shot is very low and close to the knuckle of the leg bone. My bow always had a sticker which I attached to the inside of the upper limb. It stated "Stay Away From the Bone". To that end I've always made it a point to aim well behind the shoulder and half way up the body. The downward angle then gives a lower exit hole which creates a good blood trail and death within about 8 seconds.
A lot of times hitting the lungs and no bone produces little trauma to the animal and they often times don't even know they've been hit. Sometimes they can run up to aout 100 yards, but usually less. I've shot animals that died within 30 yards of my tree. They run a couple leaps and stop as if trying to figure out what startled them. Then they fall over.
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You must also consider that the brain in most game animals is much smaller than you might suppose.....all in all, not a good place for an arrow. Your chances of inflicing a terrible wound that the animal might or might not die from immediately is very, very high. (It's also a much smaller target). Good question, though....
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Head shots are not the way to go...
I agree that a heart shot is almost a miss, but when including shot angle its not so bad. I am tried an true a boiler room shooter. My plan is to take out both lungs an if i can get the top of the heart to, then all the better
last years deer was DRT with in 30yds last 10 was a slide down slope
Aim true an let your arrow fly it well find its mark, we all will eat an be happy
Yup only good time for a headshot is in boxingAnother good thread for the How -To forum
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Thanks for the answers, guys! I've seen some vids of bears shot in the head and was wondering about this.
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