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The quartering-away shot is when your target is facing away from you, but at an angle. It’s an effective shot on deer, antelope, and similar-sized game. From that angle, a shot aimed at vital organs may miss the rib cage entirely. There’s also less tissue to pass through before penetrating vital organs.

Shot angle quartering-away

Rifle hunters should use the chest area above the opposite front leg as the aiming point for a lung shot.

Bowhunters using cutting point broadheads for this type of shot are less likely to encounter heavy bone and thus increase their chances of hitting a vital organ.