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The front shoulder shot #5453248 12/02/14 12:46 PM
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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).

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Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: Mfloski] #5453252 12/02/14 12:49 PM
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Too much damage on the meat...prefer one just behind front shoulder...heart shot.

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Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Too much damage on the meat...prefer one just behind front shoulder...heart shot.


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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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Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: Mfloski] #5453277 12/02/14 01:15 PM
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Shoulder shots have their place.


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Re: The front shoulder shot [Re: Western] #5453283 12/02/14 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: Western
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Too much damage on the meat...prefer one just behind front shoulder...heart shot.


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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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Too much damage on the meat...prefer one just behind front shoulder...heart shot.


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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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Big mature buck gets the high shoulder shot everything else gets it behind the shoulder


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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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Behind the shoulder


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Too much damage on the meat...prefer one just behind front shoulder...heart shot.


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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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High shoulder on all 5 of mine this year. Basically no meat loss and not one step after the shot.

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what if your hunting in south Texas, where tracking deer in that brush country is NOT desirable, AND you don't particularly care for venison.....AKA, you want them to drop in their tracks and you don't care about a little meat loss?

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I like the high shoulder or crease in the neck shot. It amazes me how far a deer can run when hit with a behind the shoulder well placed heart shot.

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Don't like behind shoulders, or heart shots. Too much tracking, seen deer go too far without a heart. High shoulder for me, breaks spin, no tracking.

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where is a high shoulder or neck crease shot supposed to be placed? i have only ever shot behind the shoulder....

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Shoulder shot is the only shot to take on a buck if you can get it

I hate tracking

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Break um down.... shoulder meat sucks anyway and isn't worth the time for a little bit of sausage meat

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I shoot mid to high shoulder though... only shoot low with my bow

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Behind the shoulder with a good quality bullet for me most of the time. Little meat loss, good blood trail, and they don't go far. Of course, I'm hunting llano, not south TX so my tracking jobs are fairly easy in that terrain. I have shot a few through the shoulders if there is a reason that I feel I need to anchor them, but I'd prefer not to lose the meat.

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Behind the shoulder with a good quality bullet for me most of the time. Little meat loss, good blood trail, and they don't go far. Of course, I'm hunting llano, not south TX so my tracking jobs are fairly easy in that terrain. I have shot a few through the shoulders if there is a reason that I feel I need to anchor them, but I'd prefer not to lose the meat.

This is a good point. Terrain matters a lot. If I could see for several hundred yards, heart shots wouldn't bother me. Where I'm hunting usually in 3 jumps they can be in some nasty brush that's horrible for tracking.

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Shoulder shot is the only shot to take on a buck if you can get it

I hate tracking


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