The importance of knowing prey anatomy and shot placement


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Tully M. Pick
September 16, 2010, 02:07 PM
An Alachua County sheriff’s deputy who wanted to put a deer that had been hit by a car out of its misery Wednesday morning fired 17 shots into its stomach before the animal finally died, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

Full Story Here (http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100915/ARTICLES/100919623/1118)

I found this an interesting read that mirrors the dangers of lacking knowledge of animal anatomy when hunting. Do you study new game animals before hunting them to find out where internal organs are located, and decide your shots based on which may be best presented to you?

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Sav .250
September 16, 2010, 02:34 PM
It`s hard for me to believe that he was that stupid. Sorry folks, that`s how I see it.

Double Naught Spy
September 16, 2010, 03:02 PM
I liked how in the article it said that the heart was right behind the shoulder. Of course, folks not familiar with anatomy will realize that the shoulder is actually very low down on the deer. Right above the elbow would also be correct, if folks had a clue where the elbow was.

For somebody looking up deer anatomy on the net, if they found this page and used it as a guide, they would completely miss the heart as the heart is misplaced too high in the image.
http://wildgameprocessing.tripod.com/deeranatomy.html

JEB
September 16, 2010, 03:07 PM
he shot 17 times? you would think that if it hadnt worked after the first 10 or 15 it just MIGHT be a clue to shoot it somewhere else! imho this guy was pretty dumb. when i dispatch an animal i shoot for the base of the skull in the back of the head. i havent seen many critters live when their brain has been disconected from their nervous system.

Captcurt
September 16, 2010, 03:28 PM
I'm surprised that he hit it 17 times. I've shot with some of our local cops and very few impressed me.

When I taught Hunters Ed I had pictures of game animals at different angles and had crosshairs drawn where the kids needed to aim . I did this after a friend told his nephew to shoot a deer behind the shoulder. The kid hesitated a second and ask, " which shoulder, the front or the back".

When I took my SIL on his first hunt I showed him the pix. He shot 2 deer perfectly on his first day out.

Yarddog
September 16, 2010, 06:11 PM
IDIOT He IS ; )
Y/D

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