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Any good hunter respects their prey, and a key part of that respect is to try and kill it humanely. Ideally you will take it with a single bullet or arrow. You should know where to shoot a deer regardless if you are hunting with a rifle or a bow. If you can’t reliably achieve one-shot kills, you should practice until perfect and it’s as simple as that.

Careless shooting that lets wounded animals escape gives anti-hunting groups ammunition to use against responsible hunters. Much worse, it leaves animals to suffer needlessly. To help you hit the mark in the most humane possible way, the outdoors experts at Wilderness Today have broken things down with following helpful infographic below. Visit for more about how to aim for the effective kill-zone placement when deer hunting with a rifle or bow.

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