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MNpurple

Would you take this shot??

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MNpurple

Tonight I was in a ground blind watching a heavily used travel route when a doe came in from behind me on a lesser used trail. The trail parrellels my backside then makes a hard turn and looks directly at me and do to cover it is possible to get drawn and as soon as a deer turns that corner you would be able to shoot. I didnt shoot her as I'm just after a buck right now but as I will hunt this spot again, what if the buck you were looking for did this. Straight on facing you at 8 yards would be the scenario. Do you take the shot and if so, where do you aim.

I typically would never take a frontal shot with the bow, but at 8 yards, you should be accurate enough and have enough energy to punch through the sternum into the heart and lungs, probably no exit however, or you could aim at the white throat patch and if your dead on take out the windpipe and spine or left or right, either jugular. What would you do, and where would you aim?

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Gissert

I've made this shot with a rifle on three occasions, all successful. The farthest range was 40 yards.

With a bow....I'd take a pass. Just too many things that can go wrong.

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harvey lee

I would agree to pass always on this shot. Very,very low percentage shot. One may get lucky now and then but for sure you would be tracking a bit and probably would not find it. Aroow can glance of a bit and too many other bad scenerio's.

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Deitz Dittrich

I'm with the 2 posters above.. No way I take this shot! Too many things can go wrong. We owe it to the animals to do our very best to recover them. This shot in my opinion leaves too many ways to not recover it.

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bottomdweller

Yep, definately pass.

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archerystud

I always pass on a head on shot with a bow.

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BLACKJACK

I think that there was post on 'head on' shots not too long ago...

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96trigger

Draw and make a small movement or noise, the deer might turn around giving you your shot. If it doesn't, pass on it. Low percentage shot.

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CROPDUSTER56386

I am with all the others bad angles make for bad shots and very long sleepless nights. pass on him and you will be granted another chance.

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vister

having been in the same situation a few weeks ago, and finding out the result, i'd now pass. made a perfect shot on a doe with the bowtech. using 80 lb draw, full metal jackets by easton and striker broadheads by G5, i thought the screaming fast set up would do the job. WRONG. the arrow glanced off the sternum, followed the ribcage, and out, possibly above the shoulder. felt very confident in the shot though, so i aimed a bit high, right at the white patch. all i found was a bunch of blood, but i'm sure she is still running around, as nothing vital was hit. Its a bad feeling man, not just in not finding her, but knowing i could have waited for a better shot. I know now.

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DonBo

One time I took this shot. Never again. My arrow hit the shoulder, got no penetration, and never saw the deer again. He was inside of 20 yards and I was sure I could hit "the spot". Lesson learned...

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koonie

To answer your final two questions:

What would you do? Wait for the deer to turn and offer a better shot.

Where would you aim? I wouldn't aim at anything facing directly at me.

Why even ask this question?

For the last time! Broadside and quartering away. Shoot. Quartering to and facing. DON'T SHOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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fishn4kids

I've helped my cousin track two nice bucks that he has shot this way. Neither one was ever found till two weeks after he shot them. No way i would ever shoot at a deer even a doe head on.

Duane

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