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Think You Know Where to Aim on a Broadside Elk?

A broadside elk is a big target, but you still need to make a well placed shot.

Your dreams have come true. You've located a big bull elk, he's in range and standing broadside. What you do next will be the difference between meat in the freezer and tag soup, or worse yet, a wounded animal left in the woods. Watch the video to see exactly where to aim on a broadside elk to make sure he goes down quickly.

How'd you do? Would your shot have hit the vital heart and lung area?

Exercises like the one shown in the video are a great way to prepare for your elk hunt. By visualizing possible shot opportunities, you'll be ready when it's a real bull standing in your sights.

Practice with your bow or rifle is also important. Don't wait until the week before the season to start a shooting regimen. Get out there now and shoot with confidence when next fall rolls around.

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Think You Know Where to Aim on a Broadside Elk?