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At some point, you’ll have to choose: to shoot or not to shoot. This is one of the most important decisions you will make in the field because once you pull the trigger, there is absolutely no way for you to call back the shot.

Before you shoot, ask yourself:

  • Is the shot safe—do you know your target and what lies beyond it?
  • Is the animal within your personal effective shooting range (the range at which you can shoot accurately)?
  • Is the animal turned in such a way that you can get a good killing shot?

Your goal is to make one-shot kills every time. The shot you choose plays a large part in deciding whether or not you are successful in getting an animal.