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Quartering-away shot on large game
Quartering-Away Shot Angle
  • The quartering-away shot angle is when your target is facing away from you, but at an angle. From this 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.
  • Firearm 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 increase their chances of hitting a vital organ.