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what are the angle to aim at when shooting from a treestand. im my opions i think if i aim at the deer's knees its good for shooting and if it jumps the string. but am i wrong?

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from Cgull wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Very! Aim for heaart/lung and if the deer jumps the string, your shot should still catch both lungs. Pratice the angles and heights you plan to hunt. Dont anticipate what's not there.

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

+1 for Cgull, it all depends on how steep the angle is at my house my treestands are not very high so I am right for the gear box. At my grandpas I will be aiming about an inch below the deer and that will send the arrow to the vitals.

Ya just gotta practice all angles.

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from coyote killer wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

how come everyone is telling me to aim low?

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Just go practice and you will see, usually the closer the deer is the lower you should aim.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Use your 30 yard pin!

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

-1 for Clay

That doesnt even make sense.

Heres my reason (you said you want to know reasons for -1's), What if the deer is at 60 yards? Oh dang you just shot way below the deer useing your 30 yarder, you should have just used the 60. And if the deer is at 20 with not to much of an angle, use the 20 or you will hit the deer to high or miss, unless your bow is supper fast.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Question, what are the angle to aim at when shooting from a tree stand?

Another question, what's the average range of a deer?

Because it shoots flatter angle down and you must lower the point of aim for the point of impact!

A -1 for you for not asking and researching it!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Obvious, not to many have taken shots from a tree stand LOL!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

One more thing lovetohunt

The arrow in trajectory is still climbing into the line of aim, not dropping into. There for, the 30 yard pin for angle down will be on for 30 yards out. 20 yard pin, you will shoot low at angle down!

Here's something to dink a round with shooting same level,

http://www.lmariana.com/traj.htm

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

To late at night for this snit!

lovetohunt

Save the shooting at the hip to the professionals, your a lousy shot! LOL!!

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from shawey90 wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

this months issue of the american hunter by the NRA has a full article on it. It varies on everything from arrow speed to distance to target and the angle your shooting this article should answer any questions you have good luck and best of shooting!http://www.americanhunter.org/ArticlePage.aspx?id=2845&cid=47

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

The aim from your treestand should be the same aim you have while practicing. I suggest if you hunt from a treestand to sight your bow in from a treestand.

Second question:

I would suggest if you anticipate a deer jumping your string to not shoot at all. If a deer is alert to your presence and on edge the slightest noise will cause a duck and run. Arrows are fast but still pale in comparison to the reflexes of a nervous deer.

If you have a relaxed animal in front of you chances are good he will not jump the string.

I consider the advice to "aim and hope" not sound advice.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I see were the confusion is at, there is two things to consider when shooting at an elevated position.

First is which sight pin do you use? Remember, the arrow will be still being low/below the pin you would normally use for that distance. Out to 30 yards, I use my 30 yard pin and its dead on, you just got to get out and try it. Farther the deer is out, less angle and closer it will be to the actual pin used on flat surface.

Second, where to aim on a deer, aim 1/4 to 1/3 up from the bottom of the chest. Remember, your shooting from an elevated position and the arrow has to get into the vital area.

But the bottom line, this is a mixed bag and one hell of a crap shoot when the deer are on full alert. Is it going to duck, duck and spin, jump, jump and spin, bolt forward or just stand there?

One more thing, if the deer is straight below you, you might have to aim right down the shaft, done that before.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Man was I tired last night,

correction,

lovetohunt

Save the shooting at the hip to the professionals, your a lousy shot, especially myself, LOL!

Thinking of the hip shot Phil did with the shotgun!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Pulled the trigger to soon!

Yep! that one really went south!

Clay,As I recall, you have had crow and dumplings, chicken fried crow, Buffalo Crow Hot Wings, fried, baked, grilled, etc!
LOL
WAM

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from rock walker wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Good read Shaw, thanks for the link. Bill Winke has beenshooting and writing about shooting bows for some time now, has good advise for all.

http://www.americanhunter.org/ArticlePage.aspx?id=2845&cid=47

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from esvahunter93 wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Sight your bow in from the treestand so you'll be prepared for those shots. It makes no sense to aim below the deer.

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Clay,

Haha lousy shot. Your funny. I am no pro with stick and string but I can still shoot well under MOP at 60 yards.

And I have shot a couple clays from the hip with a shotgun, it is not easy but I have done it 3 times.

And you do not like getting told you are wrong. I even told you why just like you said in that big pantys in a bunch rant you gave about it. So just take your crow and enjoy.

And by the looks of all the -1's you got, people clearly think you are wrong.

Why don't you go make 4 more accunts to offset the -'s?

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

lovetohunt

Since you brought up another subject making it a mud slinging contest now, I just erased what I was going to say, but tell me Love how many accounts do I have? Bringing this matter up makes me really believe you have several yourself. And one more thing, you and I are not the only ones on here! The word "Instigator" comes to mind!

One more thing Love, stick and string under MOP at 60 yards? Hey, good enough for me!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

One more thing Love, I wouldn't be surprised if you did it yourself, whatever, doesn't bother me, see I can give myself a -1 and the little bird at the feeder outside didn't even notice!

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from Del in KS wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I know it sounds weird but when you are say about 22 ft up and a deer is very close you can use your 30 yd pin and hit right where you are aiming. I tried it at a 3d shoot once and it worked. I'm not sure why but must have something to do with the severe angle. Haven't tried it on a live deer. Did that by aiming low with my 20 yd pin and killed my best buck with a bow to date.

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I swear to you I only have my beloved "lovetohunt" account. I don't have any need for more then one because I fight my battles single handedly. If I lose, I lose. I don't need another name to back me up.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Love BREATH SON! BREATH! Just drop it, MY BAD!!! and I'll let you have the final word- (Bill O'Reilly)

Del it works like this, as you look at the broad head at full draw think of this. Your 30 yard pin is parrell to the arrow minus a slight angle. Now picture this and follow me, as you shoot downwards you don't need to arc the arrow in flight to compensate for drop. Because of this, a 20 yard shot, the arrow will be low on a 20 yard pin, thus the 30 yard pin being mounted lower than the 20 yard pin and is slightly less parallel to the arrow whereas the 20 yard will be looking plus/above the path of the arrow. did I loose ya yet. On farther out, 40 yards or more, it's pretty much close enough.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

by aiming low with your 20 yd pin, you put this pin were the 30 yard pin would have been!

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Clay,

You asked a question and I answerd it.

By the way, my brothers girlfriend is a real good cook. She could whip up so chicken fried crow or crow and dumplings if you like.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

GOOD GOD MAN' YOU CRACK ME UP!

YOU'RE A HOOT!

What I was going to tell'ya,

My joke went south and this morning I was standing in the unemployment with the other Clowns!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

O' +1 for ya!

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I knew you would like that. Cause you like the one WAM did.

"Clay,As I recall, you have had crow and dumplings, chicken fried crow, Buffalo Crow Hot Wings, fried, baked, grilled, etc!"

The Buffalo crow hot wings gets me every time.

LOL

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

:)

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from shawey90 wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

this months issue of the american hunter by the NRA has a full article on it. It varies on everything from arrow speed to distance to target and the angle your shooting this article should answer any questions you have good luck and best of shooting!http://www.americanhunter.org/ArticlePage.aspx?id=2845&cid=47

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from Cgull wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Very! Aim for heaart/lung and if the deer jumps the string, your shot should still catch both lungs. Pratice the angles and heights you plan to hunt. Dont anticipate what's not there.

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

-1 for Clay

That doesnt even make sense.

Heres my reason (you said you want to know reasons for -1's), What if the deer is at 60 yards? Oh dang you just shot way below the deer useing your 30 yarder, you should have just used the 60. And if the deer is at 20 with not to much of an angle, use the 20 or you will hit the deer to high or miss, unless your bow is supper fast.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

The aim from your treestand should be the same aim you have while practicing. I suggest if you hunt from a treestand to sight your bow in from a treestand.

Second question:

I would suggest if you anticipate a deer jumping your string to not shoot at all. If a deer is alert to your presence and on edge the slightest noise will cause a duck and run. Arrows are fast but still pale in comparison to the reflexes of a nervous deer.

If you have a relaxed animal in front of you chances are good he will not jump the string.

I consider the advice to "aim and hope" not sound advice.

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Clay,

Haha lousy shot. Your funny. I am no pro with stick and string but I can still shoot well under MOP at 60 yards.

And I have shot a couple clays from the hip with a shotgun, it is not easy but I have done it 3 times.

And you do not like getting told you are wrong. I even told you why just like you said in that big pantys in a bunch rant you gave about it. So just take your crow and enjoy.

And by the looks of all the -1's you got, people clearly think you are wrong.

Why don't you go make 4 more accunts to offset the -'s?

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I swear to you I only have my beloved "lovetohunt" account. I don't have any need for more then one because I fight my battles single handedly. If I lose, I lose. I don't need another name to back me up.

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

+1 for Cgull, it all depends on how steep the angle is at my house my treestands are not very high so I am right for the gear box. At my grandpas I will be aiming about an inch below the deer and that will send the arrow to the vitals.

Ya just gotta practice all angles.

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Just go practice and you will see, usually the closer the deer is the lower you should aim.

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from rock walker wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Good read Shaw, thanks for the link. Bill Winke has beenshooting and writing about shooting bows for some time now, has good advise for all.

http://www.americanhunter.org/ArticlePage.aspx?id=2845&cid=47

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from esvahunter93 wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Sight your bow in from the treestand so you'll be prepared for those shots. It makes no sense to aim below the deer.

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from Del in KS wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I know it sounds weird but when you are say about 22 ft up and a deer is very close you can use your 30 yd pin and hit right where you are aiming. I tried it at a 3d shoot once and it worked. I'm not sure why but must have something to do with the severe angle. Haven't tried it on a live deer. Did that by aiming low with my 20 yd pin and killed my best buck with a bow to date.

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Clay,

You asked a question and I answerd it.

By the way, my brothers girlfriend is a real good cook. She could whip up so chicken fried crow or crow and dumplings if you like.

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from lovetohunt wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I knew you would like that. Cause you like the one WAM did.

"Clay,As I recall, you have had crow and dumplings, chicken fried crow, Buffalo Crow Hot Wings, fried, baked, grilled, etc!"

The Buffalo crow hot wings gets me every time.

LOL

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from coyote killer wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

how come everyone is telling me to aim low?

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

One more thing Love, I wouldn't be surprised if you did it yourself, whatever, doesn't bother me, see I can give myself a -1 and the little bird at the feeder outside didn't even notice!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

GOOD GOD MAN' YOU CRACK ME UP!

YOU'RE A HOOT!

What I was going to tell'ya,

My joke went south and this morning I was standing in the unemployment with the other Clowns!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

O' +1 for ya!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

lovetohunt

Since you brought up another subject making it a mud slinging contest now, I just erased what I was going to say, but tell me Love how many accounts do I have? Bringing this matter up makes me really believe you have several yourself. And one more thing, you and I are not the only ones on here! The word "Instigator" comes to mind!

One more thing Love, stick and string under MOP at 60 yards? Hey, good enough for me!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

:)

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Love BREATH SON! BREATH! Just drop it, MY BAD!!! and I'll let you have the final word- (Bill O'Reilly)

Del it works like this, as you look at the broad head at full draw think of this. Your 30 yard pin is parrell to the arrow minus a slight angle. Now picture this and follow me, as you shoot downwards you don't need to arc the arrow in flight to compensate for drop. Because of this, a 20 yard shot, the arrow will be low on a 20 yard pin, thus the 30 yard pin being mounted lower than the 20 yard pin and is slightly less parallel to the arrow whereas the 20 yard will be looking plus/above the path of the arrow. did I loose ya yet. On farther out, 40 yards or more, it's pretty much close enough.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

by aiming low with your 20 yd pin, you put this pin were the 30 yard pin would have been!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Question, what are the angle to aim at when shooting from a tree stand?

Another question, what's the average range of a deer?

Because it shoots flatter angle down and you must lower the point of aim for the point of impact!

A -1 for you for not asking and researching it!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Use your 30 yard pin!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Obvious, not to many have taken shots from a tree stand LOL!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

One more thing lovetohunt

The arrow in trajectory is still climbing into the line of aim, not dropping into. There for, the 30 yard pin for angle down will be on for 30 yards out. 20 yard pin, you will shoot low at angle down!

Here's something to dink a round with shooting same level,

http://www.lmariana.com/traj.htm

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I see were the confusion is at, there is two things to consider when shooting at an elevated position.

First is which sight pin do you use? Remember, the arrow will be still being low/below the pin you would normally use for that distance. Out to 30 yards, I use my 30 yard pin and its dead on, you just got to get out and try it. Farther the deer is out, less angle and closer it will be to the actual pin used on flat surface.

Second, where to aim on a deer, aim 1/4 to 1/3 up from the bottom of the chest. Remember, your shooting from an elevated position and the arrow has to get into the vital area.

But the bottom line, this is a mixed bag and one hell of a crap shoot when the deer are on full alert. Is it going to duck, duck and spin, jump, jump and spin, bolt forward or just stand there?

One more thing, if the deer is straight below you, you might have to aim right down the shaft, done that before.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Pulled the trigger to soon!

Yep! that one really went south!

Clay,As I recall, you have had crow and dumplings, chicken fried crow, Buffalo Crow Hot Wings, fried, baked, grilled, etc!
LOL
WAM

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

To late at night for this snit!

lovetohunt

Save the shooting at the hip to the professionals, your a lousy shot! LOL!!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Man was I tired last night,

correction,

lovetohunt

Save the shooting at the hip to the professionals, your a lousy shot, especially myself, LOL!

Thinking of the hip shot Phil did with the shotgun!

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