Questions and answers

What is the best shot on a deer with a bow?

What is the best shot on a deer with a bow?

Broadside. Broadside shots occur when either side of a deer is perpendicular to the bowhunter. This angle exposes the vitals and provides a large target for a lethal hit. The broadside angle is considered one of bowhunting’s best shot options.

Is a 10 point deer good?

Now tally in doubled point length totals of 3, 8, 7 and 3, for a total of 42, and you have a ten point buck that scores 130. That may not sound all that impressive. But the fact is a 130 inch buck, is a very good, solid animal for most parts of the country.

How do you tell if a deer is a 10 point?

So just count the standing normal points on the main beam to quickly determine the number of points. A buck with two standing normal points per side is an 8-pointer, one with three standing points is a 10-pointer, and so on.

Will a deer come back if shot at with bow?

“After a wounding shot, a buck will associate the area with danger for a few days to a few weeks,” he says. “But if the reason the deer was there in the first place doesn’t change — it is still a quality food source or a major travel corridor or whatever — a buck will return to the area.”

How far should I shoot a deer with a bow?

For whitetail deer entered into the P&Y record book, average shot distance is about 19 yards. Less than five percent of record book whitetails are shot beyond 40 yards.

What is considered a trophy deer?

For many hunters, a trophy whitetail deer is defined by age. This is for a couple reasons. For one, a young buck (say, two or three years old) with a 8 or 10 point rack has the potential to mature into an older buck with high-scoring 10 or 12 point antlers, long tines, and heavy main beam.

Do you count points on both antlers?

When referring to an antler rack, hunters on the east side of the United States count all the points and hunters in the west side of the U.S. only count just one side. But in Montana, we refer to one side of the antler rack for both whitetail and mule deer.

What do you do if you miss a deer with a bow?

If you miss, take a couple days off, grab the archery target, your compound bow, and throw a couple arrows down range. While dwelling on the hunt is never a good thing, it is important to think through the hunt and determine when things went off track.

Do gut piles spook deer?

David Pignataro, CT: It’s not the gut pile that scares the deer. It’s all the human scent around the gut pile that you put there while gutting.

When to shoot a deer with a bow?

Deer present a large target when the angle is slight to moderate. Broadhead just crossed the one lung at the sharply angled position but sufficiently fatal for the animals.

What’s the best distance to shoot a deer?

There is no exact distance to shoot deer from, but expert hunters recommend it usually from 30 to 40 yards. However, you can still shoot and kill a deer with a powerful bow even from 70 or 80 yards. What is Recommended Draw Weight to Kill A Deer?

Where did Danny lacrosse shoot his first deer?

Danny Lacrosse’s deer definitely qualifies. He shot it with his bow in the Cheshire/Canandaigua area in Ontario County. “I shot him the first Friday of archery season, Oct. 4. I missed him on the first shot at 40 yards and then he came back into the plot.

Where did Ryan Crutchley shoot the biggest deer?

Ryan Crutchley, of Oswego, N.Y. shot this 8-point deer in Oswego County with his bow at 30 yards. Jeff Morse arrowed this 9-pointy buck Oct. 12 in the town of Hannibal in Oswego County. It was his biggest buck to date, he said.