Regardless, I've never understood why the controversy over this shot is so fierce. The target is a 6-inch circle around the crease of the deer's shoulder and the base of his neck. Hit near that crease, and the arrow will exit through or behind the opposite shoulder. The tracking job will be short. Miss it, and you'll wound and lose the animal, of course. But you take that chance any time you shoot at live flesh and bone. And this shot isn't as low-odds as people claim. The target is a bit bigger than a softball, and plenty doable inside 20 yards.