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.
Beginner question: do you take Ostrich with a shotgun?
Sounds pretty fun, I imagine they're tough to get up close to if you're using a shotgun- like shooting Turkey here in the states- small head target, big body, and pretty acute senses?
Originally Posted by bls72bmw
You might shoot one from a blind with a shotgun. Never heard if that one.
i was with someone i had booked a hunt for and we were in northern tanzania and he decided he wanted an ostrich. now the funny thing was when he did a frontal shot he used the memory of a cooked chicken forgetting that is upside down for carving, so his shot went through the feathers to the side of the breast and the leg. he was very confused as were me and the ph why the bird wasnt even phased by this as it looked like a perfect shot. it was only when we said about him thinking of the chicken and then realising it was upside down , so he then shot it up the butt and it dropped in its tracks, so i would have thought if your butt shot is on the right level and place its going to take out the important parts without too much meat damage.
Originally Posted by spoonieduck