FishingMN Pro Staff - Ottertail 'we have more fun' I Share On FishingMN ; 17 3,044 posts; Location: OTC; Share; Posted November 12, 2004. Gissert. Nowhere did it say rifle. Link to post Share on other sites. $79.99 Quick view. So, where is the best place to shoot a deer without it scampering off with a serious injury? A deer shot through both lungs will normally run 20 to 100 yards before dying. IDO » Community » Forums » Hunting Forums » Deer Hunting » Neck Shot. I havn't taken a neck shot in my 2 years of hunting, but I'm sure the situation will arise at some point. You double lung anything, it is going down. A good shot to the neck will disconnect the brain and the heart. ... With my advanced age (40), I have gone to the high shoulder shot. Hot Shot Gear. The neck is another best place to shoot a deer with a crossbow. The only time i have ever shot a deer in the shoulder or farther back must have been because of wind or something, i dont know. I can wait for another day to have a good shot. Effectively the deer is in its most protected position, as all of it’s vitals are basically impossible to get at. It is my favorite spot to shoot with a gun , but not sure how the arrow would do. I have shot deer in the neck before with success, but I just prefer to shoot them in the ribs. Like a shot to the brain, accurately shooting a deer in the neck provides a nearly instantaneous death and the deer drops in its tracks with no hope of recovery. mooneypm. Neck shot update. In short, For firearm users, the head and high shoulder are the right areas to target. HOT SHOT Men’s Insulated Twill Camo Hunting Jacket, Camo with Cotton Shell, for Cold Weather, Bird and Deer Hunting. Neck. I’ve taken deer with head/neck shots with rifle, slugs , buckshot, compound bow, crossbow and handgun. The vital area in the neck is very narrow. So, where to shoot a deer with a crossbow? Just curious.. Deer Hunting Absolute best DRT shot for deer: neck or high shoulder? 4. ). My brother in law woke me up at 9:30 am(I work third shift) and said he shot a huge 9 pointer … They will tell you most of the deer they recover are either gut shot or neck shot. Like I said, this is not the the angle you want to take a shot on. Neck: Participant. So the neck shot is also very tricky and must be sure. Ellsworth,WI. Participant. Thread Tools 12-14-2014, 06:22 PM #1 cv540. The deer dies very fast without moving too far from the hunting site. re: Shooting a deer in the neck Posted by TexasTiger34 on 11/24/10 at 6:01 pm to UnevenElephant3. Ideally you want your shot placement to hit both lungs and heart. Because let us be honest, we all desire of taking down a big game with a single shot. The bullet entered his lower neck and exited about half way down his back. In case you bow hunt you have to ensure that you have a decent view of the target territory. Reply. If you hit too high, the deer may well survive. This time, I aimed for the neck. The heart and lungs are vital organs, hence the term. There are few things worse when hunting than taking a shot, only for the animal to be hit in a non-vital region and take off running. I hit a heart with two lungs last year and it ran about 50 yards before dropping. Different shot placement produce different results and these can be important for recovery, so sometimes we have to decide which shot to take or if to shoot at all. What I’m saying is you can precise with what ever equipment you are using. If your gonna take a neck shot you better hit the spine or the jugular. Deer Hunting . Usually I aim for the heart and lungs, as it is a bigger target. What are a deer's vitals? If it means taking a marginal shot then don’t attemp it . November 5, 2008 at 2:49 pm #199938. I like a high shoulder at longer distance and a head shot at close range. It cannot see where to go. Capture an image in your mind of the deer’s path. HOT SHOT Men’s Elite Camo Hunting Bib, Waterproof, Insulated, Designed for All Day use . Neck Shot. If the lung and/or heart are damaged significantly, blood loss or suffocation occurs, and death comes quickly. A neck shot will give you the opportunity to hit the spine, brain, windpipe, arteries, lungs, and possibly the heart. Center punched the neck and the spinal column was in many pieces where it hit. a good neck shot with an arrow or bolt will put it down pretty quick. He dropped in his tracks. Drop down just a smidgen and you’ve got the perfect shot. The second was with a scoped … I have been hunting 20 years now both rifle and bow and I know that I will get another chance vs taking a risky shot. Dec 19, 2013 #16. shdw633 Senior Member. Anything might happen once you let the arrow fly or once you shoot the gun. Animals vary widely as to how low the spine dips into the neck at the point where it enters the body. However, properly executing a neck shot is nearly impossible, even for experienced hunters. “I do not really have a problem with the head-on shot when I know I can absolutely smack that ‘magical’ spot where the neck meets the scapula (shoulder blades),” he said. Unless your … Posts: 5 Neck shots for whitetails? Hot Shot Gear. Thread Starter . You are not only studying how the deer is running but where it is running, from the moment of the shot until the deer goes out of sight. Was surprised at the negative response to the neck shot about 3-6 inches from the head/ about 2/3 up from the bottom of the neck. Location: Wisconsin. If you hit low, you normally get juggler. This area is surrounded by the spine and nervous system of Deer. A lung shot deer can go a pretty long way. The same happens when a deer is facing straight away from you, however when a deer is facing straight away you have a much better at improving the shot to a a quartering away. Closed Thread Subscribe . However, a well-aimed shot at the neck region can get down the deer within a few seconds and there you will have your meat. so fear not and shoot away! How High Can A Deer Jump? Plus a neck shot could save meat if you have to shoot through a shoulder. Back to top. IDO » Community » Forums » Hunting Forums » Deer Hunting » Neck shot update. November 10, 2008 at 11:27 pm #199974. It also has the benefit of giving you some breathing room if the deer is moving. “the deer immediately drops,” DeNicola says about the shot of the vertebrae. The impact. The Neck Shot. Body shots are too risky in his business. Al deer have been DRT. Spike. Posts: 701. Neck shots for whitetails? Join Date: Dec 2014. Sometimes that might be the only shot someone has. Original post said Neck shot for deer. When I fall it is a problem. It is a more favorable aim on deer shot and mostly preferred for bow hunting. I shot three deer thru the neck and none took a step. Looking for input on this … I exclusively take head or neck shots when hunting deer with rifle. Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter. A liver shot is normally the result of a shot that was off its mark and rear of the vitals. I was told by a local hunter if I'm in an area thats really rough to track a deer to go for a neck shot? When hunting for deer, or for elk or moose or any other game animal, your top priority (besides actually locating your game in the first place) should be to make an ethical shot that brings down the animal with only one hit. Shot a small doe in the neck with my bow once. The wind ate my lunch, big time. I believe the neck is more humane. If you can manage to hit a deer in the neck, severing the spinal cord, it will cause almost instant paralysis. Since we're calling BS today, I want to call BS on the head/neck shot "saving meat." Being a newbie to bowhunting, I’d like to hear some opinions on shooting a deer in the neck with an arrow. Therefore, if you take a perfect shot, within a few minutes the deer will fall dead. Replies (2) Options Top. Winona, MN. On a big bear, deer and moose there is a lot of neck meat that could be wasted vs a broadside shot. I normally aim center mass with equal distance between the body and the head. It takes practice and knowing your capabilities. You will always be my girl. The vital area is a location where the lungs and heart are located. Talk to dog trackers. A deer that only has a partially clipped lung can live much longer and travel further, so treat a questionable lung shot as if it were a liver shot. From above, as when treestand hunting, a spot just behind the shoulders, in the centre of the body, will ensure you hit either the spine, lungs or heart—any of which will result in a one-shot kill. High Shoulder: If you can’t take a perfect shot of the surface around the heart and lungs, target the high shoulder area. All the same, the neck is a high skill area and this means it can either be effective or disastrous depending on your experience. Conditions, terrain, distance, rifle, the amount of movement and animal behavior all have a part in the decision as to the best shot placement with the current conditions and equipment. I was in a box blind with a steady rest and figured it was an easy shot with my 270 (it groups 3/4" with the load I was using). While I'm pretty good at tracking, I am no longer physically able to to walk well on thick or uneven terrain. An arrow does not have eyes. Especially when over 50 yards. Though effective, I try to avoid that shot. Use the crossbow cocking device to reload it and wait for the perfect time and position. Out of all the deer I have hunted, only one didn't drop and die immediately from neck shot. my longest... Thread starter huntsman22; Start date Dec 19, 2020; Help Support Long Range Hunting : Join the LRH ... Treeslug, the neck shot was a finisher when I got closer. I was recently discussing the brisket shot with one of my most experienced deer hunting friends. TexasTiger34 LSU Fan Austin, Kind of Member since Mar 2008 11227 posts. Deer present a large target when the angle is slight to moderate. Sssshhh, don’t tell anyone, but this wasnt the one-shot instant kill like on the movies. A deer’s reaction and how it runs after you release an arrow or bullet can tell you a lot about the effectiveness of your shot. The deer was coming straight at me. I have used .223 to .308 for the same shot and I have the same result which is the deer is right where I shot him. i wont lecture about how its hard to shoot one in the neck sometimes (cuz i do it to on occasion! I use the neck shot because it normally drops a deer in the clearing where I'm shooting at him. Gissert 17 Posted November 12, 2004. So I read the post someone put up last week about neck shots and I didnt really have an opinion until today. Replies (2) 0 0. 2. Rest In Peace Squirt. If you hit a little far back, you are still in the lung region. One was a small buck walking toward me and was about 125 yards and closing with his head up. ragerunner. Third: A shot in the spine’s first four cervical vertebrae just under the back of the skull. janobles14, Nov 3, 2008 #2. ilike223s member. Deer Hunting (vital or neck shot) GUESTS . Has anyone ever attempted a neck shot with success? If your deer is at an angle, visualize where the lungs lay and shoot for the centre of this mass. It either gets their spinal column or their jugular. The major goal being a deer hunter is to ensure you put a decent clean ethical shot on the deer. Moose. I shot one in the lower neck last year as it was the only shot that I had. Posts: 48 . 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