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vitals sticky suggestion..

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by PT1911, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. PT1911

    PT1911 Well-Known Member

    So, from time to time I see where someone asks a hunting related question as to where to take this shot or that shot in this situation or that and someone chimes in with diagrams showing, specifically, where the vitals reside in different game animals... why not put them all in one place?

    What do you guys think? How's about some vital area diagrams for the newbs...(myself included with some game animals)
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2009
  2. Vicious-Peanut

    Vicious-Peanut Well-Known Member

    Here is a frequently posted one for hogs.

    Attached Files:

  3. interlock

    interlock Well-Known Member

    I also think this is a good idea. we get a lot of guys new to the sport and this would be a great help

    Last edited: Dec 1, 2009
  4. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Okay, I've stuck the thread. Later, I'll go through and do some editing and deleting so that we basically just have the "educational materials". :)
  5. countertop

    countertop Well-Known Member

    This is from American Hunter, the NRA's excellent magazine.


    These are off the internet

    Last edited: Dec 1, 2009
  6. fireman 9731

    fireman 9731 Well-Known Member

  7. interlock

    interlock Well-Known Member

    ared deer brain is about the size of a cricket ball. one of the things that often foxes starters is that the bone up to the shoulder (humurous i think) in a deer is so far forward. really a good broadside point of aim on a deer is half way up the body in line with the back of the front leg. this will take the top of the heart out and more importantly disconnect all of the big vessels there.

  8. Gunfighter123

    Gunfighter123 Well-Known Member

  9. jobin

    jobin Member

    I've always stuck with the double-lung shoulder shot for most everything (with 4 legs) I'm hunting. A neck shot is also effective, but there is less room for error & if it doesn't hit just right, they'll still run a little.
  10. ssfeldjager

    ssfeldjager Well-Known Member

    Hunters anatomy of a feral hog

    This article deals with the anatomy of the wild boar. GRAPHIC PHOTOS are used to illustrate the location of the heart, lungs, and spinal cord so hunters can better understand the proper KILL ZONE area.

  11. fjlee

    fjlee Well-Known Member

    Excellent stuff!! I've GOOGLED around a lot, and cannot find anything pertinent to USA pronghorn antelope.

    I'd sure like to see a broadside "cutaway" view of pronghorn, especially if it clearly showed the diaphragm/stomach position relationship.

    Thanks, folks.......

    FjLee Denver CO
  12. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

  13. Abesnake

    Abesnake New Member

  14. jae011

    jae011 Well-Known Member

    how about a turkey?
  15. Freedom_fighter_in_IL

    Freedom_fighter_in_IL Well-Known Member

    Here you go jae011


  16. PT1911

    PT1911 Well-Known Member

    That turkey diagram is awesome... it is crazy how "all show" they are.
  17. Busyhands94

    Busyhands94 Well-Known Member

    i like the turkey one, it looks kinda freaky at first but if you look close you can really see the resemblance it has to a thanksgiving turkey. also helpful too because i plan to start turkey hunting sometime this year.
  18. Cob

    Cob Well-Known Member

    Elk x-ray target with placement shown for a heart shot 36x30 White paper with gridlines . (You can check Sportsman's depot for the target, and target show bones in relation to vitals rather well,)
  19. curtix

    curtix Well-Known Member

  20. twofifty

    twofifty Well-Known Member

    Thanks curtix for that bow link - sometimes the shot is a little further back than I would have thought so learned something useful.

    p.s. Though a rifle hunter I found the game worthwhile, which is why I resurrected the thread.

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