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#5453248 - 12/02/14 06:46 AM The front shoulder shot
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Registered: 11/01/10
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Ok, what's everyone's opinion on the low front shoulder shot? Here is what I know:
1. with the right gun/bullet combination, it drops em in their tracks.
2. it pretty well destroys the front shoulders (aka very little salvageable meat left on the bone).

Thoughts?
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#5453252 - 12/02/14 06:49 AM Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: Mfloski]
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 6953
Loc: DFW
Too much damage on the meat...prefer one just behind front shoulder...heart shot.

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#5453270 - 12/02/14 07:09 AM Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: Deerhunter61]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Too much damage on the meat...prefer one just behind front shoulder...heart shot.


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#5453274 - 12/02/14 07:13 AM Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: Mfloski]
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Registered: 11/24/09
Posts: 5004
Loc: Springtown ,Tx USA
Stick it on the top-front of the shoulder, you lose a little meat but don't lose the deer. No wheels equals no run !!!
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#5453277 - 12/02/14 07:15 AM Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: Mfloski]
dee Offline
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Loc: Red River way
Shoulder shots have their place.
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#5453283 - 12/02/14 07:17 AM Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: Western]
JRJ6 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Western
Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Too much damage on the meat...prefer one just behind front shoulder...heart shot.


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#5453306 - 12/02/14 07:32 AM Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: JRJ6]
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Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 195
My opinion...Shoulder shots are best (and necessary) on dangerous game. I have yet to be attacked by a deer. My vote is for the heart/lung shot or if you are really good (and accurate) with your rifle, a good neck shot is hard to beat. rifle

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#5453309 - 12/02/14 07:34 AM Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: JRJ6]
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Originally Posted By: JRJ6
Originally Posted By: Western
Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Too much damage on the meat...prefer one just behind front shoulder...heart shot.


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#5453329 - 12/02/14 07:46 AM Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: Mfloski]
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42508
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Mfloski
Ok, what's everyone's opinion on the low front shoulder shot? Here is what I know:
1. with the right gun/bullet combination, it drops em in their tracks.
2. it pretty well destroys the front shoulders (aka very little salvageable meat left on the bone).

Thoughts?


99% of the time I take high shoulder shot or neck shoulder crease
Once you take ligament out not much decent meat on the shoulder any way. Most my bucks go to sausage any way. Does and stags different story different shot placement. Not a fan of ruining my clothes in the brush tracking deer.

If your really worried about meat use a bow

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#5453331 - 12/02/14 07:47 AM Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: Mfloski]
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Registered: 02/16/11
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Loc: Annetta TX
Big mature buck gets the high shoulder shot everything else gets it behind the shoulder
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#5453345 - 12/02/14 07:56 AM Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: Mfloski]
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Registered: 09/24/10
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Loc: Mansfield, Texas
High shoulder or neck crease on most for me too. Still plenty of meat left unharmed unless you center punch the shoulders.
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#5453351 - 12/02/14 07:58 AM Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: Mfloski]
Mr. T. Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
Behind the shoulder
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#5453356 - 12/02/14 07:59 AM Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: Jkd106]
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Registered: 03/27/13
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Originally Posted By: Jkd106
Originally Posted By: JRJ6
Originally Posted By: Western
Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Too much damage on the meat...prefer one just behind front shoulder...heart shot.


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#5453423 - 12/02/14 08:26 AM Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: Mfloski]
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7787
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Whenever possible I prefer broadside shots right behind the shoulder. Shot one Sunday morning there, bullet went through all the plumbing right at the top of the heart/bottom of the lungs and the deer was dead in 30 yards, no meat ruined.
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#5453439 - 12/02/14 08:32 AM Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Registered: 12/18/07
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High shoulder on all 5 of mine this year. Basically no meat loss and not one step after the shot.

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