How To Shoot A Deer
You have to know how to shoot a deer if you want to be successful as a hunter. There are few factors that must be taken into consideration: positioning, distance, accuracy, and making the whole process as humane as possible. This means you're going to want to shoot a deer in the spot that makes it suffer as least as possible.
- Get your rifle ready. Once you've stalked your deer enough and are at a favorable position for the kill, start getting your rifle ready. The prestige of the rifle plays no part, it's accuracy that matters. With any animal, the most favorable view to shoot a deer would be facing its broadside, or the side of the deer that makes the heart and lungs an easy target.
- Always aim for that one hit kill when you shoot a deer. One of the worst mistakes in hunting is not killing the animal and letting it escape, making for an agonizing wound and perhaps a slowly suffered death. Just like with any animal, it's not hard to know which vital organs you should aim for when you shoot a deer. Obviously, shooting the brain will ensure a swift and virtually painless death. However, the head shot is among the most difficult and if you miss, there's a good chance you can mortally wound the deer and not kill it. Unless you're a pro, don't attempt the head shots too often.
- Take the easiest shot. The best spot to shoot a deer is, of course, its broadside. One ensured method of killing that deer is to aim for the area behind its chest where its heart, lungs, and spine are. Shooting a deer in this area will almost always result in a mortal wound. Although shooting the deer is not the whole part of a hunt, it's the climax and resolution. To be prepared and avoid disappointments, know how and where to shoot a deer.