There's nothing better than a heart kill shot that ends like the one in this video.
A heart kill shot is one of the most effective ways to down a deer or an elk, and this video is a perfect example of a well-placed archery shot.
When you're deer hunting, shot placement is one of the biggest things to understand and master. Hitting vital organs is a must.
Watch this clip that features a hunter who perfectly nails a deer with a heart shot.
That heart kill shot was very accurate and it downed the deer in no time. As you saw, after the shot connected, the deer could only jump and run for a little while before succumbing to the arrow's damage.
A shot in the shoulder blade or front leg just won't do; you've got to know where to put an arrow and be confident in your abilities to put one there. Though a lung shot or neck shot can put a deer down pretty quickly, a heart shot is quite possibly the best way to go. It's a small target, but it makes for a clean kill.
This bowhunter made a humane kill by hitting the best place you can: the ticker. It was a mostly-broadside shot that hit the number one vital area.
Did you notice all the blood in the slow-mo replay? If not, watch it again and notice how the blood pours out of the wound. That's some serious blood loss!
Big-game animals are almost always going to succumb to those kinds of impacts, and you can avoid having to experience a slow death for a wounded deer. Years of hunting deer can help get you closer to the compound bow confidence needed to give your harvests a quick death.
Now that you've seen the perfect heart kill shot, it's time to get out there and claim your own this year!