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Because of their mass, the preferred shot for larger game animals, such as elk, deer, and bear, is broadside.

This is particularly true for bowhunters. Large animals have bigger stomachs and intestines, which may stop an arrow before it reaches vital organs in a quartering-away shot.

Vital organs of a turkey
The most effective shotgun shot for a turkey is to the neck and head. However, bowhunters should aim broadside for the heart and lungs or at the butt of the wings.