Shot Placement on African Plains Game
I was fortunate enough to listen to a lecture presented by Kevin Robertson (Doctari)
After that I bought his shot placement book as well as the DVD.
And with the shots I have taken I applied a few guidelines he talks about in his book and DVD and if I did my job and make sure of the shot the arrow connect with the vitals and the animal is normally down with in 50 yards.
Here is a couple of photos of animals I have drawn in the vital triangle in yellow and the red dot indicate where I would want to place the arrow.
The main goal is to hit the top of the hart and achieve a double lung shot.
What this shot does is cut of both the blood flow by cutting the aorta as well as puncturing the lungs.
It also allow for the biggest target to allow for the shooter to make mistakes and still hit the vitals.
If your shot goes higher you still hit the lungs.
Little lower and you hit the hart.
Little forward and you should hit the front parts of the lungs.
Back and you may still get lungs or liver.
I have only used quartering away or broad side photos as I believe as bow hunters we should not take a quartering towards, face on or walking away shot on animals.
With a rifle thats a different story.
So let have a look at the animals and let me know if you agree or not.
If you do not agree let me know why you do not agree as I might also make mistakes..... lol
When the Impala is broad side I use the horizontal line where the light and dark comes together on the shoulder.
Look for the inverted SGT stripes on the shoulder...
The vitals for cats are not on the same spot as where one would normally aim. You have to go further back than normally.