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The broadside shot angle is the preferred shot angle for larger game animals, such as elk, deer, and bear. The broadside position offers several excellent shots for a hunter. The best target is the shoulder and chest area. A bullet of the correct weight and fired from a firearm adequate for the game will break the shoulder bone and enter the lungs or heart.

Vital organs of a turkey
The most effective firearm shot for a turkey is to the head and neck. The preferred shot angle for bowhunters is broadside, aiming for the heart or lungs.
Vital organs of an elk
The preferred shot for larger game animals, such as elk, deer, and bear, is broadside.