All quartering-away shots require the bullet to enter the animal some distance behind the shoulder to reach vitals. A bigger cartridge may allow you to make a hard quartering away shot that you wouldn’t take with a lesser cartridge or a lighter bullet. When in doubt, don’t take the shot unless you know for certain you can hit the lungs or the heart. It is finding an easy and quick path out of the area. She was full inside. Didn't find either bullet and both deer died quickly after being shot in the lung area. Fly the same as field points, no sight adjustment. It is an extremely low percentage shot.The arrow is going away from the vitals.Your kill ratio will skyrocket when you learn when to wait for a better shot. With a quartering-away shot, this can mean aiming closer to the deer’s middle, near the liver, instead of behind the front shoulder. When I went to track her we found a large amount of blood where she was standing when I shot her. The target is feeding in a food plot or drinking from a waterhole, with the shoulder back covering a good portion of the vitals. Exit was about 1.5” wide and penetrated a total of 30”. The only solid quartering away shot I've seen give trouble, was one my partner made on a Blacktail Spike years ago. Doe I shot earlier this season was a hard quartering away shot. For slightly quartering-away shots, simply aim tight behind the shoulder, about one-third of the way up from the belly line, and you should hit lungs and heart and the plumbing that supplies both with blood. Last night I shot my first doe of the season at a little over 25 yards. Quartering Toward. Planning for a Perfect Shot; Picking the Right Moment to Shoot; Why Shots Go Wrong; Jumping the String; Video: Shot Selection; Topic 6: Big Game Recovery. Your arrow will likely lodge in heavy bone and break. Discussion is welcome here about hunting with bow and arrow in Alaska. I then shot 2 deer with the SST's same year. Follow through on your rifle or bow shot (meaning, do not jerk your head away from the scope or bow sight so fast that you affect your accuracy), and then get your eyes on the deer. A steep angled, quartering-away shot from a treestand left me with only an entry wound and no blood. But it usually requires a follow-up shot. Shot an antelope at about 200 yards quartering away. The blood trail was only good for about 20yds or so and then nothing? That is only because the bigger cartridge will give you the penetration needed to get through ribs and paunch to reach the vital organs. This blood normally will have a distinct raunchy odor. A whitetail that is spine shot will drop in its tracks. Most gut shot deer experience septic or toxic shock and eventually die due to organ failure. I know I've seen Michael Wadell put a hurtin on one that was slightly quartering toward him. The animal will expire quickly. Even though a broadside deer is giving you the best and most consistent view of the vital area, a quartering away shot may actually be preferable IF the deer is not quartering away too sharply. The shot was perfect, drove up from behind the paunch. TOO be honest, I had never considered it until this year when my father shot his biggest bow buck to date quartering TOO. This will give you the biggest kill zone of any shot opportunity. He told me about where it went so we went and started to circle. Quartering away shot deflected off ribs creating a non-lethal flesh wound. A quartering-toward shot angle occurs when a deer slightly faces the bowhunter but is not head-on. * If you made a vital hit on the Deer it could be found anywhere from 100yards or less, or up to a maximum of one (1) mile away from where you hit it. HansKohler. I agree that the anatomy for the brisket shot is the same as for the quartering-away shot, but this would only hold true for shots at ground level (blinds, etc.). Shot Angles: Quartering-Away; Shot Angles: Quartering-Toward; Shot Angles: Head-On and Rear-End; Video: Choosing the Best Shot Angles; Topic 5: Setting Up the Perfect Shot . Very little blood at the point of impact and no blood trial. Make a circle 20 yards out from the impact trying to pick up a blood trail. The arrow stopped inside the chest cavity with the point of the Wasp head just pushing the fur out but not penetrating the brisket on the far side. The arrow had actually passed very high through the lungs, right where I 'imagined' I had seen it at the shot. Even a shot to the hip that misses the femoral artery can still result in a downed animal. The blood trail will be minimum and chances of recovery slim. The blood from a gut shot deer will have a brown to yellowish color and may have partially digested food matter in it. I couldn’t be more impressed with the Hammers. What do you guys think??? Anyone ever have this happen to them? As the deer walks, its back end could appear raised, with the legs in a wide stance. This slug pictured came to rest under the skin of the far side after a double lung quartering away shot at 150yds through a very fat and beautiful fall bear." The bear will die quickly, but without a blood trail he might be hard to find! Although no one aims for the butt, this shot actually has high odds of easy recovery. It then stood in one location for 15 minutes before slowly walking away. 1. Found the hair and didn’t find blood for over 100yds. First, consider the femoral artery in each hip. He told me what direction and that he felt great about it. As for the hip-shot animal, it too is a shot that we would prefer not to see. If the angle is extremely slight, an ethical shot is possible. I shot her and she was on the edge of the field and after being hit she stepped quickly out of the field. Now if it was a bit back low, might be different. Upon impact the blades open as claimed by the manufacture. He's been bowhunting for over 25 years, and all my life, I only ever remember his losing two deer with a bow. My broadhead had white hair all over it and the blood was a good color, somewhat bright red. Shot buck at neck shoulder junction and exited at last rib on opposite side. Antelope only went a few steps and died. Each shot is different and each animal is different. Another common trait of the paunch-shot deer is a hunched over appearance. I almost didn’t recover the largest-skulled bear I’ve ever killed, even though he was less than 150 yards from where I shot him. It kind of goes against the grain, but any time I hear a hunter tell me the buck was quartering away at the shot, my usual reaction is, ‘Uh-oh.’ Angles can be pretty small on a quartering-away deer, and what many hunters think is the perfect deal is actually pretty unforgiving. Will be ordering more shortly as I’m going to convert a few guns over to the hammers now. Advice: Wait it out. It definitely does not ring true when shooting from an elevated position. Most bowhunters know a quartering-away shot is lethal within seconds, and the reason is because it passes through this frontal area. Is it ok or not??? Arrow fell out had very little blood on it and only on once side of the shaft. To be hanged, drawn and quartered was, from 1352 after the Treason Act 1351, a statutory penalty in England for men convicted of high treason, although the ritual was first recorded during the reign of King Henry III (1216–1272). Hans Kohler took this 29.5" 175 lb Axis Buck on a hunt in Maui, Hawaii. If you took a well steady shot thru the boiler room, like it sounds, most cases you should have blood within feet of the shot, at most 20 yards. “I got a 35-yard shot at him, quartering away,” Toney said. The key word here was quartering towards you. Place your pin on the opposite shoulder, in line with the leg about halfway up the body. Went out and found no blood. But many bowhunters also believe that a quartering-away shot is the only way to that frontal area because it allows you to slip behind the shoulder. An entry hole and an exit wound mean two places for blood to exit the body, which makes your tracking job much easier. Nevertheless, when and if it does happen, you can recover the animal. The same goes true for deer right below a treestand; the chances for a one-lung hit just soar.” She was stunned long enough for me to get a second shot to finish the job but this is not acceptable IMO. Bad signs: The deer is running and leaping with tail high. Once a paunch-shot deer begins walking, it will move very slowly with its head down. Was hung up in the hide for 20 yards. A CAMBRIDGE educated lawyer has been named as a top big game hunter who has who killed dozens of animals including lions and rhinos. Abigail Day has won more than 20 awards from Safari Club International, a US hunting organisation whose London chapter she founded in … I gave him some time and started tracking him. It was 20 yards down angle late evening. The next time you have a chance to study a deer carcass with the ribs intact, look at the chest. The x47 is no hot rod but shoots the 124 HH at 2938 FPS. The broad head came out the other side and she only ran 50yards. I felt great about the shot when I let it go, heard bone cracking but arrow didn’t appear to penetrate and glanced off. Quartering-Away. the arrow was stuck in her opposite front and the fat around the arrow didn't allow the blood to flow. I had a deer broadside or just slightly quartering away at 35yds and the shot hit behind the shoulder but very low. How do you guys feel about quartering TOO shots with a bow? Yesterday I missed my first quartering away shot. When an arrow severs the artery, the animal bleeds profusely and goes down quickly. Quartering away shot. The post flat foot made about shooting straight down made me think of shot angles. I was wrong, as I found the buck dead about 150 yards away, essentially no blood trail due to high entrance and exit and marginal vital organ damage. It was a 107 yard shot with a Tikka T3X rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, using Sierra 6.5mm 130gr TGK bullets. If nothing, go 30 yards out, and so on. Quartering away shot. If you sever this, you will probably see blood spraying from the deer as it runs away. The deer was quartering away but still gave me a clean shot at the vitals. The initial reaction will be obvious. found most of the copper jacket in the skin on the far side- no lead left inside of it. Spine. She was stunned long enough for me to get a second shot to finish the job but this is not acceptable IMO. Didn't hit shoulder bone. First you must determine whether you even hit it by finding blood or hair, preferably both, especially blood. #3 Feeding, Shoulder Back Shot. Many bow-hunters prefer a quartering-away shot to a broadside shot because the aiming point is clear. When i went to the spot where she was i found a piece of bone about the size of a quarter and many other smaller pieces of bone. I was also up about 20ft in my treestand. I shot a doe with my muzzleloader today, she was quartering away at an angle so I decided to take a neck shot because her head was turned. Two different entry wounds from hypodermic NC, external view on 2 1/2 year old quartering away shot, was down 30 feet , and the 2nd is a 1 1/2 year old buck also quartering away , down less than 60 feet but wound picture from inside the carcass. That was a shot that shouldn't have been taken. So impact velocity will still be pretty high at these ranges. Photo Credit: Tyler Ridenour . Due to a lack of arterial pressure, there may be much less blood left behind from a gut shot deer. This deer will either step into view shortly presenting a shot or turn and walk away for another day and another opportunity. She was a little more than quartering away and I didn't get complete pass threw. Its reaction will tell you a lot about the effectiveness of your shot. “I thought I got a good hit on him. She only went 80 yrds. Walking away I went to track her we found a large amount of blood where was. Chance to study a deer carcass with the Hammers or turn and walk away for day. 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