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Large Game Kill Zones

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ripcurlksm, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. ripcurlksm

    ripcurlksm Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have links or info on large game kill zones. I am interested mostly in the animals I might encounter in the wilderness: bears, moose, mountain lions, zombies, etc.

    I know the heart and lungs etc. This is probably a simple question, but I think its great info to know and think about. TIA. ;)
  2. MDHunter

    MDHunter Well-Known Member

    Good Info Source

    I think Craig Boddington put out a couple of good books on this topic, can't recall their names offhand but think it had "North American game" as part of the title. Google will find it for you.

    One general note, heart/lung area is always a good target....however, for dangerous game (Alaskan bears in particular, perhaps lions as well) it's a good idea to take out one (or both) of the front shoulders with the first shot, to somewhat limit the range of motion for the animal while you shoot them again. And for all dangerous game, shoot until they stop moving.

  3. 'Card

    'Card Well-Known Member

    With zombies, I tend to be an advocate of the headshot. As we all know, zombie heads explode when you shoot them, and this may not slow them down much, but it will make it harder for the zombie to suck out your brains when all he's got is a neck stump to work with.
  4. kd7nqb

    kd7nqb Well-Known Member

    I would assume that if I am not hunting but instead using my firearm for defense then I am going to put the rounds where I can, if its going to take more effort or endangerment to put them in the most effective spot then I am not against the shoot'em till their down method.
  5. ripcurlksm

    ripcurlksm Well-Known Member

    absolutely there kd7nqb, but if I can know where the most effective areas are to start with, I might be able to get better results from the first few fired. Fire away!
  6. Smokey Joe

    Smokey Joe Well-Known Member

    Kill zones

    Ripcurlksm--The Craig Boddington books are The Perfect Shot which deals with African game, and The Perfect Shot--North America which does the same thing for NAm game species.

    GOOD references. Each shows internal diagrams of where the animal-in-question's vitals and skeleton are, and has a brief discussion of their anatomy.
  7. ripcurlksm

    ripcurlksm Well-Known Member

    Thats what Im lookin for Smokey!

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