Ostrich Shot Placement
Hunting Ostrich Shot Placement
Post your questions, comments or pictures relating to hunting shot placement.
I am not quite sure about this one, but if i compare the two pictures,
i do think the marked spot on the second picture...(the one just above the leg is wrong...
no chance o hitting the vital triangle there...the only thing you would hit is the big hipbone...
maybe the bird would be stopped, but i am sure, it would not be a clean kill.
i think i will become more clearly if you compare with the pics in the bowhunting shotplacement gallery.
i think that one over there is right.
or am i wrong about that one?
Ostrich and turkey
Someone told me one time that when shooting either an ostrich or wild turkey with a rifle and the animal is walking straight away, just shoot him up up the butt. Well I tried this shot on a turkey using a 7 mm mag and the bird took off and flew over 100 yards before falling dead. The shot worked but it wasn't an instant kill and you must admit I was a little over-gunned.
I tried the same shot again on an ostrich in Namibia. I was using a 300 Win Mag loaded with 180 grain partitions. After my shot, the bird continued walking away albeit a little bow-legged. It took a second shot to finish him. I shot a second ostrich in the Danakil Desert. He was running faster than a race horse at 300 meters. I didn't try anything fancy, just a hit in the middle. He went down on the spot.