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Broadside shot on large game
Broadside Shot Angle
  • Because of their mass, the preferred shot angle for larger game animals, such as elk and bear, is broadside. It's also the most effective shot angle for deer, antelope, and similar-sized game.
  • 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.