This angle offers a good opportunity for a killing shot on antelope, white-tailed deer, mule deer, black-tailed deer, caribou, 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.