Do you aim low on at deer no matter the shot distance?

By Grant Woods,

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Hey, I was wondering when your bow hunting when is the best time to aim low at the deer in case the deer ducks,when there closer or father away


I aim at the bottom third of the deer’s chest whether they are 20 or 40 yards away. I rarely shoot at deer past 40 yards for fear the deer will move and I rarely worry about deer dropping below the flight of the arrow if they are much closer than 20 yards.  There are multiple advantages to aiming at the lower third of a deer’s chest.  Wounds here usually produce better blood trails because the chest cavity doesn’t have to fill with blood before it starts exiting the wound.  

I practice aiming at the bottom third so it’s a normal sight pattern when I’m hunting!

Enjoy creation,


February 24, 2016