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  • A straight-on shot can be effective if your firearm is already positioned for the shot. However, they rarely result in a clean kill and ruin a lot of meat.
  • For large game, aim for the chest or neck.
  • This shot should not be taken by bowhunters because of the reduced chance of hitting a vital organ.
Shot angle head-on
It’s difficult to hit a vital area on an animal that is running or moving straight away from you. Rather than risk crippling the animal or ruining meat, wait for a better shot.