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#3038327 - 11/17/12 10:20 PM Re: Neck shots [Re: Gravey]
deerhunter10
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It also depends on the gun distance and the confidence in yourself and gun. But it is an ethical shot to take.
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#3038335 - 11/17/12 10:31 PM Re: Neck shots [Re: deerhunter10]
JGreg
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I prefer the much larger shoulder area. Blow there shoulder apart, and usually no tracking required. Not to mention if you miss back it hits vitals, miss forward and its usually just a miss. JMO
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#3038344 - 11/17/12 10:36 PM Re: Neck shots [Re: Gravey]
catman529
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Haven't taken a neck shot myself and won't unless I really want the deer and its neck is all I can shoot. I like tracking deer too, assuming I find them. More rewarding to track one and then stumble on it, thats part of the hunt to me. Haven't had one drop in its tracks yet. That would be convenient but I do like following a blood trail.
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#3038357 - 11/17/12 10:57 PM Re: Neck shots [Re: catman529]
Robtattoo
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Registered: 08/14/12
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Took one of each tonight. Shot a doe in the mid-lungs, a second in the neck. The lung-shot deer dropped on the spot & didn't even twitch. The neck shot also dropped on the spot, but flopped around for 30 seconds. Probably not really normal... If I can I much prefer the bigger, more certain shot into the chest cavity.
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#3038367 - 11/17/12 11:13 PM Re: Neck shots [Re: Robtattoo]
Josiah
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Registered: 09/24/11
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I shot one in the neck on accident. It was a frontal shot and he was close so it shot a little high. Deer dropped on the spot, flopped for a few seconds.
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#3038474 - 11/18/12 06:27 AM Re: Neck shots [Re: Josiah]
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Can someone please explain WHY a neck shot will drop a deer. I am interested because if I ever get into a situation where the neck is the only thing I can see and don't think I will get a better shot I want to know where to aim on the neck. Understanding why it kills the deer will help with shot placement or deciding rather or not the shot is ethical.
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#3038611 - 11/18/12 08:17 AM Re: Neck shots [Re: TRIGGER]
rukiddin?
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Aim center of neck. The SPINAL CORD is severed, deer will NOT run off. Plus with nerves and "jugular" vein, you break that neck plus get the artery, deer will die very fast.
I shot one in neck friday. Deer was dead before it hit the ground.
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#3038627 - 11/18/12 08:35 AM Re: Neck shots [Re: rukiddin?]
WestTn Huntin'man
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I prefer a neck shot on my meat deer. A Good Buck gets the heart/lung shot. IMO it is important to be able to make a neck shot. You have a lot less margin for error. Sometimes it is the only shot you have when hunting the thick stuff.It is a shot that should only be made by a experenced hunter and excellent shot.Low on the neck gets a artery,mid neck spinal cord,high neck not much there but meat.If you are using a hollow point that fragments easily a neck shot is less risky. If you like a Bonded bullet that has good pass thru abilites it is a much riskier shot.
http://www.tndeer.com/shot-placement.html

http://www.newarchery.com/publisher/general-tips/2009/7/7/deer-shot-placement-guide/


Edited by WestTn Huntin'man (11/18/12 08:39 AM)
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#3038630 - 11/18/12 08:39 AM Re: Neck shots [Re: TRIGGER]
waynesworld
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Registered: 05/13/12
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 Originally Posted By: TRIGGER
Can someone please explain WHY a neck shot will drop a deer. I am interested because if I ever get into a situation where the neck is the only thing I can see and don't think I will get a better shot I want to know where to aim on the neck. Understanding why it kills the deer will help with shot placement or deciding rather or not the shot is ethical.


Think about as if u were shooting a person if you hit the neck you have a good chance of either cutting blood to brain cutting air or taking out the compleate nerv ststem. Now i relate a lot of things to military a sniper is trained that if they are killing mas people u shoot th first in the stumic the will live longer and takes others to take care of them. Meens more targets. Now deer if u aim for the neck u will miss more but like stated befor high sholder gives better sucess. I have shoot some in the neck and one in the head. All droped. But i do not aim neck i suck at aim the ones i shot wete on run and i lead too far.

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#3038775 - 11/18/12 10:34 AM Re: Neck shots [Re: waynesworld]
tn droptine
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 Originally Posted By: waynesworld
 Originally Posted By: TRIGGER
Can someone please explain WHY a neck shot will drop a deer. I am interested because if I ever get into a situation where the neck is the only thing I can see and don't think I will get a better shot I want to know where to aim on the neck. Understanding why it kills the deer will help with shot placement or deciding rather or not the shot is ethical.


Think about as if u were shooting a person if you hit the neck you have a good chance of either cutting blood to brain cutting air or taking out the compleate nerv ststem. Now i relate a lot of things to military a sniper is trained that if they are killing mas people u shoot th first in the stumic the will live longer and takes others to take care of them. Meens more targets. Now deer if u aim for the neck u will miss more but like stated befor high sholder gives better sucess. I have shoot some in the neck and one in the head. All droped. But i do not aim neck i suck at aim the ones i shot wete on run and i lead too far.


Never heard that they started training the military snipers to do stomach shots, must be something new
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