**1. The Uphill-Downhill Shot **
Deer live to ripe old ages because hunters can't remember whether or not you're supposed to hold high on a downhill shot, or low on an uphill shot, or what, and when they actually have a deer in the crosshairs, the fact that they can't remember causes them to panic, hold somewhere over or under the deer, and pull the trigger-only to be rewarded by the sight of a perfectly healthy buck bounding away. The rule is, you hold low for uphill and downhill shots. The steeper the angle of the shot in either direction, the less gravity pulls on your bullet-and the less you have to compensate for range. How much do you hold low? That depends on the distance, the angle, and the velocity of your slug, but the rule of thumb is, not much. Hold low by only a few inches even on steeply angled shots, even at long ranges, and you won't go wrong.