Should you pull the trigger or wait for a better angle? Some shot opportunities are trickier than others
Wait for him to stop. Let him turn broadside. Are you steady? Are you on him? Don’t take the shot unless you feel completely comfortable. That was the advice from my mentors when I first got into hunting. And I’ve said the same to people I've mentored myself.
Careful shot placement is one of the most important things for any deer hunter to learn. It could be said that the subject of what's an ethical shot and what isn't should be left to the individual. I agree with that, but only to a point. Some things are variable; one person's effective range can be farther than another's. Others, like heavy bone that's difficult to penetrate, don't change. So, with only a few minor exceptions, I’m a firm believer that the following 12 scenarios should be shots that you pass in hopes of a better angle, especially for bowhunters.
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