Where to Aim: A Guide for Deer Hunters from Real Hunts (#564)

One of the most important things about being a deer hunter is understanding and knowing exactly where to aim: with a gun, with a bow, broadside, quartering away, quartering to, and when they drop. Watch this video for real hunting situations that show where to aim to drop a deer for an easy recovery.

The tips and information shared in this video can be a valuable tool in hunter education! Watch and share with your friends that deer hunt today!

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  1. Bailey Kirk on March 11, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    I am 22 and going out this weekend to hunt for the first time in 10 years. Always went with my dad when I was younger but never killed a deer. This video was very helpful.

  2. Samalia Cabrera on March 11, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    I feel bad for the deers who died

  3. Wyatt H on March 11, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    So if I aim low with my bow and the deer doesn’t react will I still kill it?

  4. Kxrsed on March 11, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    to all the new hunters out there:

    This is a fantastic sport that will teach you patience dignity and the love of animals. I love hunting, and remember to never give up. I didn’t shoot a deer for two or three years because I wanted a nice buck, and last year it finally paid off. The feeling of shooting your first animal is fantastic, and the feeling of shooting your first buck is better. You should feel pride for that animal’s life, and you should also be slightly sad at the taking of a life. However, you should be happy about the food that the animal is providing, and the fantastic life that it lived. If you more inspiration, I’m 12 and shot my first deer when I was 7 or 8. I’m probably hunting the same days as you guys. So when you see the animal that feels right to you, remember what I said. Now go shoot a monster everyone! (or a doe) And have a fantastic day, and an even better hunting season.

  5. Bryant Kids on March 11, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    I am under it

  6. CKOnTop on March 11, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    I am going hunting today and I will come back and tell you if I kill sumthing

  7. Kiana Major on March 11, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Watched this video and shot a deer perfectly the next day! Thank you!

  8. Old Grandma on March 11, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Thank you so much I’ve been going hunting pretty much my whole life and I surprisingly I actually learned something

  9. Joshua Henderson on March 11, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Very helpful, thank you!

  10. shrapmagnet on March 11, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    I prefer enough power to get a nice ragged exit wound. Lots of blood pours out the exit, which means a great trail, and hopefully a short trail with a dead deer at the end of it.

  11. GSO Karma on March 11, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    So I had got a buck shot it when it was at broadside and and I took the shot with my Ruger All American .243 rifle I shot at the shoulders and the round broke the shoulder, popped the lungs and it jumped out of the deer pin and I don’t know how but within like 30 seconds it died completely I actually had hit a brain artery from the heart and dropped within 30 seconds but my father and I waited 10-15 minutes which felt like an hour but it was worth it because it was a 8-10 point buck and that was my favorite and heaviest second buck I have my first buck was from 2018 and I shot it when it was quartering away from me and I took the shot and it dropped I did hit both the lungs and I took a chunk of the heart off so it died instantly and that was my proudest moment but my second one was the most perfect buck for me I actually got 60-80 pounds of deer meat back like chili, deer jerky and hamburger and I like my second buck and it was on the first day of youth season October 31, 2020 6:35 p.m then once I took the shot it was 6:45 p.m then after I waited 10 minutes we cleaned it and got it to the processor

  12. Carpenters Self Reliance on March 11, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Thanks I been shooting them about 5 inches behind shoulder, I’ll change this year

  13. The Improvisor on March 11, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Yesterday I had to do a headshot, so me and my dad was in the blind, 3 doe came out. He took a shoot but it hit the top back strap making the deer fall but not killing it so I instantly shoot, hits the shoulder blade but now it’s going into shock so atleast it’s not in as much pain and then finally I fire again… it goes through the nose right into the brain, a sad death. But wooooweeee she was big 110 pound

  14. 0001Scout on March 11, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Super informative video! Thank you for making it and posting!

  15. Stephen Smith on March 11, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    I have to say that was one of the most precise shooting placement videos that I’ve ever watched. Thank you for your excellent presentation!

  16. WesleyTheTrash on March 11, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    I’m nine and I’m gonna aim to tag my first boi next year.

  17. Redneck Fishin on March 11, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Thank you so much for this video, I aimed right where you instructed to and was able to drop my first deer

  18. Tony Hardy on March 11, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    great video, looking forward to hunting season needed something to watch.

  19. Clay Macke on March 11, 2021 at 11:52 pm


  20. Michael H on March 11, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    I just shoot the head. It drops them on the spot everytime

  21. Caasi Evets on March 11, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Excellent video, very educational and well presented, got my sub!

  22. Kevin Sharpe on March 11, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    I would hope if you deer hunt that you practice all the time.
    Last 2 deer I killed over the past week
    I killed with 1 with head and 1 neck shot with 223 . Can’t afford for a deer to run where I live you’ll never recover it off the side of a mountain. MaybeI do things wrong though.

  23. Franklin Clinton on March 11, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Does a neck shot instantly kill it?

  24. Bryant Kids on March 11, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    X i’m nowhere close it back

  25. John Sisco on March 11, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    I normally don’t have problems pulling off a head or neck shot but I only take it if I absolutely have to I always try for the lungs and the heart

  26. Nathan Augustine on March 11, 2021 at 11:56 pm


  27. Alison Wages on March 11, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Ahhhhhhhhh lol

  28. savannah brown on March 11, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Am I the only girl ???

  29. Erika H on March 12, 2021 at 12:01 am

    This video is fabulous! Wish I had it when I was a little girl.

  30. TacticalIdiot17 on March 12, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Eyy great video! Thousandth comment. I’m getting my license soon and this video really helps with learning basics.

  31. Bob Brown on March 12, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Just missed the deer of a life time and so I am watching this video

  32. IG Spasyfnm on March 12, 2021 at 12:05 am

    I’m going hunting on Saturday

  33. Dylan K on March 12, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Isk what It Is with Winchester ammo, whether it’s good ammo or not, any I see that were tested, penetrate less then any other major ammo out there, most of It seems to do the job without going through too much meat.

  34. Madhy Madhyha on March 12, 2021 at 12:09 am


  35. Michael Mounts on March 12, 2021 at 12:10 am

    I thinks using a lot more than a lot more of it

  36. John B on March 12, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Very helpful. This will prevent many poor shots and help ensure humane kills.

  37. Cole Vanscoy on March 12, 2021 at 12:12 am

    I like your videos

  38. Eclipse on March 12, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Thank you fur such an informative, educational video.

  39. Brian Deadmond on March 12, 2021 at 12:18 am

    I’m learning to use a crossbow I got one for
    Christmas I need to learn wear to shoot

  40. GxardNino on March 12, 2021 at 12:20 am

    I’m a new hunter at the age of 14. Always loved hunting and going out there but now i’m actually using a bow. Last weekend was my first day actually hunting and it was my second sit of the day. I’m scanning around and next thing you know I see 4 doe directly to the right of me. It was a momma and her 3 babies. Unfortunately I couldn’t move due to the fact that I’m positive they smelled me. One of the babie doe was just staring in my direction therefore I couldn’t move or else the baby would’ve ran off and potentially forcing the mom to run off. So there I was just stuck sitting there staring lol. But i’m not really upset. It happens. I have anytime I want to go out there and hunt so I’m not gonna let 1 time affect me. Good luck to any fellow hunters out there!!

  41. Peter on March 12, 2021 at 12:20 am

    More deer are lost to bullets not passing thru deer

  42. Jonathan Rhodes on March 12, 2021 at 12:21 am

    I’ve been hunting for many years but this was a great video to watch. Not so much to improve my shooting but to give me a way to teach youngsters. They’ll be shooting competently in no time where it took me 15 years.

  43. Chase L on March 12, 2021 at 12:21 am

    i love this channel

  44. sarge5000 on March 12, 2021 at 12:21 am

    The statement this guy made about thromboplastin is patently false lmao. Read a book on biology

  45. Nathan Augustine on March 12, 2021 at 12:22 am

    I’m starting but I gust got a bow

  46. {Lilly} {Lilly} on March 12, 2021 at 12:23 am

    My gachalife fans don’t like this

  47. Jason on March 12, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Jesus Christ the sponsors…hate when people do this for the wrong reason. Got one of these 👎

  48. Payton The living legend on March 12, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Hey I’m new to hunting and this helped me

  49. Lucky Breyers on March 12, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Thanks grant ! I’m 12 and I shot a big buck a few weeks ago but we never found him 🙁 their was not much blood so I wanted to know exactly where to aim . Thanks !

  50. Alex Robbins on March 12, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Every deer I’ve shot has been in the neck. Always an instant drop all the way out to 250 yards.

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