How big is a deer’s vitals?
For example, an average whitetail deer weighing about 125 pounds, viewed broadside, has a heart/lung area generally estimated give you a circle of around 10″ in diameter at which to shoot.
Where do you shoot a deer quartering to you?
- The quartering-toward shot angle is when your target is facing toward you, but at an angle.
- Firearm hunters should use the chest area above the near front leg as the aiming point for an effective hit.
- Bowhunters should avoid this shot because the vital areas are protected by bone.
Where is the kill shot on a deer?
Broadside Presentation: The Ideal Choice for a Humane Kill
Whether you are shooting a bullet or an arrow, a well-placed shot just behind the shoulder, right at or above the point created by the shoulder, will do devastating damage to both lungs and the heart.