The quartering-forward shot is when your target is facing toward you, but at an angle. A deer or other game that is quartering toward you presents a clear shot to the vital organs. A rifle shot can be taken at this angle if the gun is already trained on the animal.
Rifle hunters should use the chest area above the near front leg as the aiming point for a lung shot.
Bowhunters should avoid this shot because the vital areas are protected by bone. Also, an arrow should not be fired at an animal that is looking at you.