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Quartering-away shot angle
  • This angle offers a good opportunity for a killing shot on antelope, white-tailed deer, mule deer, black bear, and other big game of similar size or smaller.
  • The animal is usually looking away from the hunter.
  • The aiming spot will be farther back than with the broadside shot; the exact spot varies depending on the degree to which the animal is quartering away. The opposite front leg is a good reference point for the aiming point.
  • If the angle is too narrow, it may not be a good shot for larger game such as elk and moose because their massive stomachs and intestines will get in the way of a clean shot through the lungs or heart.