When you see a deer and when you’re looking
to make a shot what is most pertinent is the placement of the shot, placement of the bullet.
If the deer is broadside to you, sideways, you want to hit the shoulder blade, the shoulder
area, where you can get the vital organs. Behind this area is the lungs and the heart
and so you would aim right in the middle of the shoulder blade placing your bullet. You
want to make sure that you don’t shoot too far back hitting the gut area or too low hitting
a leg or breaking a leg. If you’re for meat preservation and the deer is close you can
also hit the neck, neck area, and the deer will drop as well. If the deer is looking
at you aim straight on, what’s called the briquette area, which will also penetrate
hitting the vital organs both the heart and the lungs. The placement of the shot, by far,
catching the vital areas is the most important part so you don’t wound the animal and you
can quickly find the animal once you’ve made the shot.