By Will Brantley
Now that I’ve got you all frothy-mouthed and howling from my last Shoot Me Down, it seems like a perfect time to throw Will Brantley, F&S contributor and redneck troublemaker, to the pack. Brantley detailed how to make a clean-killing bow shot on a quartering-to deer in the September issue, which should be in your mailbox or on your counter right about now.
What’s that you say? “One should never take a quartering-to shot with a bow?”
Well, take it up with Brantley. Here he is. —Dave Hurteau
One frosty morning I blew a grunt call at an 8-pointer that was crossing a picked cornfield 200 yards away. The buck immediately spun and trotted toward my treestand. When he was at 40 yards and closing, I drew, but he slammed on the brakes at 20, not quite straight-on, but far from broadside. I put my pin on the crease of his neck and shoulder, hit the trigger, and watched him collapse 70 yards away.