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#1 bignoel

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:27 am

interesting but where do you prefer to shoot your deer head / neck / heartlung when the deer presents its self correctly . just curoius .atb noel

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:07 am

Whilst I mainly go for boiler room shots (especially off sticks) I occasionally neck shoot if the situation dictates it and circumstances are favourable. I don’t sell any of the venison I shoot so a small bit of shoulder meat damage doesn’t bother me :thumbs:

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:36 am

Sholder on center line

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:48 am

BN, I try to stay within my ability (not ambition) and heart lung most of my deer. I ocassionally neck shoot If I am really close or need to take the first shot that presents on welfare grounds. I am happy to go with "Best Practise" as publicised by BASC/BDS.

I do not care for "dialing in" and "long distance sniping" at deer, I prefer to stalk! Fair play to you if you do "dial in", use range finders, anemometers and drop charts while shooting deer, just don't call it stalking, because it isn't :tongue2:

I reserve head shooting for humane dispatch, I do not think it has any place in everyday stalking. I had to dispatch two fallow last year that had their jaws blown off by some numpty who thought he could head shoot :censored:

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:24 am

BN, I try to stay within my ability (not ambition) and heart lung most of my deer. I ocassionally neck shoot If I am really close or need to take the first shot that presents on welfare grounds. I am happy to go with "Best Practise" as publicised by BASC/BDS.

I do not care for "dialing in" and "long distance sniping" at deer, I prefer to stalk! Fair play to you if you do "dial in", use range finders, anemometers and drop charts while shooting deer, just don't call it stalking, because it isn't http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

I reserve head shooting for humane dispatch, I do not think it has any place in everyday stalking. I had to dispatch two fallow last year that had their jaws blown off by some numpty who thought he could head shoot http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

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I'm with F.T. here but have double standards I admit. Boiler house at close range (below 150m's)(usually below 50)for the deer. And for foxes boiler house, unless at long range then centre mass.
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Edited by john robbo, 13 May 2010 - 09:26 am.


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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:34 am

heartlungs for me every time, never shoot deer in the head ! :icon_eek:

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 10:30 am

Up to 100 yards - head shot
Over 100 yards - neck shot.
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Edited by FightTheBan, 13 May 2010 - 10:31 am.


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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:22 am

Head shot what you planning on doing taking the fuker off :clapper:

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:41 am

i do heart an lung at a long range to me 100/150 or 60 + yrds neck and head only if i am 100% percent sure .

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:43 am

Head shot what you planning on doing taking the fuker off http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...



No...dropping it on the spot.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:44 am

BN, I try to stay within my ability (not ambition) and heart lung most of my deer. I ocassionally neck shoot If I am really close or need to take the first shot that presents on welfare grounds. I am happy to go with "Best Practise" as publicised by BASC/BDS.

I do not care for "dialing in" and "long distance sniping" at deer, I prefer to stalk! Fair play to you if you do "dial in", use range finders, anemometers and drop charts while shooting deer, just don't call it stalking, because it isn't http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

I reserve head shooting for humane dispatch, I do not think it has any place in everyday stalking. I had to dispatch two fallow last year that had their jaws blown off by some numpty who thought he could head shoot http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

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I am with you 100% Fyltie. I to have on more than one occasion had to clear up after the "HEAD NECK" Shooter's. Enough to make a True Sportsman "SICK"

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:44 am

chest shot for me unless relatively close then a neck shot. i feel a storm brewing on this thread :whistling: :laugh:

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:54 am


Head shot what you planning on doing taking the fuker off http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...



No...dropping it on the spot.
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So does a well placed High top of the heart or through the top of the shoulder drop them to shot But then again not all but most Head and neck shooter's are doing it for no lose of money from the game dealer :thumbdown:

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:40 pm

I dont want to stir up a "hornet's nest" on here but i agree with F.T.B, if you are an experienced/proffesional stalker,your rifle is zeroed correctly,and you are capable of the shot then head or neck shot's are fine,if someone isnt happy or confident to do that then heart/lung is the one for them! if you use feildcraft and stalk to your beast properly you should be able to place your bullet exactly where you want it,therefore being as humane as poss!

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 04:32 pm

No...dropping it on the spot.
FTB
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So does a well placed High top of the heart or through the top of the shoulder drop them to shot But then again not all but most Head and neck shooter's are doing it for no lose of money from the game dealer :thumbdown:
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Never sold a deer carcass in my life.
Never had to.
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