This is a great overview of deer anatomy and where to aim to put that buck on the ground this season.
Cabela’s Hunting covers one of the most important topics of big game hunting: deer anatomy and where to aim for clean, ethical shots.
While this tutorial was geared towards archery, it still is very important to make sure you have a good shot on the vitals with a rifle or slug gun. Making the quick decision to shoot or not shoot that bow or firearm is a critical skill. At all costs, you want to avoid a gut shot, as that deer can end up going miles before it bleeds out, and you may never find it.
Know your basic anatomy, make a good, clean arrow or gun shot, wait at least 30 minutes, then go retrieve your hard-earned whitetail this season.