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Brian Call host of The Gritty Podcast has his brother, Brett Call, on the podcast to explain why he aims for the high lung shot when hunting and why it saves more meat after the initial shot. Brett explains where to aim and the importance of angle when aiming for the high lungs.
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Brian Call host of The Gritty Podcast has his brother, Brett Call, on the podcast to explain why he aims for the high lung shot when hunting and why it saves more meat after the initial shot. Brett explains where to aim and the importance of angle when aiming for the high lungs.
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my own, Um, but I absolutely can't stand losing meat. And, uh, I don't like bone chip, bloodshot shoulders. And, you know, in the early years, it's just kind of this is where you hit the deer, and then you deal with trimming off the shot meet, you know, the bruising and all that, and you end up losing it. And I never really sat right with me. So, um, you know, for a lot of years now, I've always tried to get away from that bone and just go for that double long. Um, and also, uh, in this household that the heart is one of our favorites. And so I don't even go for heart shots. And a lot of times, if you're going for a heart shot, you're gonna blow out that offside shoulder anyway, and you're going to have loss of heart. You're going to lose part of that other shoulder. You know, I guess everybody's got their opinion, But, um, you know a lot of this, the reason we're doing this is for the meat. So I don't want to lose a third or maybe a little less than that. If you you don't pull it a double shoulder hit? Yeah, it puts him down fast, but, um, I feel like I would rather that animal run 100 yards on a double lung and waste no meat. Um, and that's that's just what I've migrated to is, uh, really keeping that. Trying to keep that off of the shoulder to where you're gonna absolutely just bruise up, bruise up some of that meat. So, um, and I see comments, you know? And, uh, I know quite a few years ago we were We were on a hunt, my cousin and I, and he filmed it just a phone, pulled out his phone and filmed it. And it was a mule deer that I shot. And this buck was only 60 yards away, Very close shot, and and so I shot it. Double lung It really easy. 60 yard shot. But because that buck didn't just hit the deck like didn't just drop. I think people think if it doesn't do that, it's a bad shot. That's not the case. Um, it was a great shot. Now the buck ran. Those ran about 50 yards and then it dropped right in front of me, right in front of me. That's exactly what I was hoping for. And, um and yet, you know, people see that, and I think bad shot. But no, that's exactly where I was hoping for. Now I could have put that, you know, there are six inches forward and took out that front shoulder and and, you know, with the 300 win mag, I have blown out bull shoulders and had a lighter pat going out of the back country for sure. But I don't want to do that. And so, um, to each his own My my thought is I want to I want to preserve all four shoulders if possible. And I really want that broadside shot if if I can get it, Um and you'll notice, like in this last video, if you've watched it definitely could have put one on that bedded buck. But doing that without punching out that back side shoulder and a significant amount of meat loss. That's why we chose to allow that dear to stand up, because then you can have that shot back off the shoulder and and have absolutely no meat loss whatsoever. So what do you what do you. Um you know, as far as the bucks standing up, there's also an argument to be made that you were talking to me about on this trip. About the vitals are a lot bigger target. Correct? When they're standing up, then when they're laying down? Absolutely. Yeah. And, uh, it is Yeah, definitely. You know, you like by the angle of that buck again, if you've watched the video, uh, you would have had to have to get get that bullet through the vitals or to the vitals. You would have had to have gone pretty tight to that rib cage, and and to actually blow out, you know, whether it's the heart or the lungs, Uh, just by the angle of which he was sitting. Now it was a lot smaller of a target when he was bedded. Now, once he stood up. I mean, it's it's full display. You've got double lung real easy. And I had no doubt that when he stood up, he was going to give us a double lung. The only the only way that would not have happened is if he would have literally stood up and gave us his backside and walked straight up the hill and straight over. He's either gonna go right or left. And we had all his does to our right. And, um, you know, usually what they do. And, uh, just through experience, you know, when they when they get up after a long nap, which is exactly what he was doing. Uh, he was yawning. His head was in the dirt, and he was he was sawing logs. They stand up a little stretch and they stand there. They don't typically after a nap, get up and just immediately start walking away. Usually stand there for a little bit, get their wits about them, and that's what he did. You see his back up in his tail goes, and then his tail get right back down, you know? And he's just like, stretching everything out. That's your moment. We're already for him. Yeah. Yeah, so that I just gave us the perfect perfect placement. Two double lung, that book. And, um you know, we've talked about this, and this is just something that I've come to on my own over the years. I've noticed. Uh, you know, it used to be with a rifle. I was aiming for that center line on a deer behind the crease center line. And then, um, you know, with more Yeah, behind the shoulder. Now, with more and more deer that have gone down over the years, I've just I've just kind of move that bullseye up a little bit. Um, and notice that a scootch higher than center line. Between that and the spine, Hi. Long is what we what we go for every every time. Now, uh, those deer tend to deflate quicker. They deflate, they just or they hit the deck. I mean, if you are, if you are shooting with a rifle high long, you're so close to that nervous system that it literally just it just crumbles them. There's just so much shock value there that it just puts them in the dirt. And, uh, even even though it's it's clipping those those high areas of the lungs. Um, it's just so close to that spine that it it literally drops him in the tracks. So let me bring this up because, um, I wanted to make sure that when I mentioned the high long shot and your shot placement on the video that people would be able to that people wouldn't. Then you know you're less experienced. Hunter go. That's where I need to aim with an arrow because not at all, because they're really different, actually, and back to a bedded deer as well. I've shot a lot of bedded animals with a bow 20 yards, 30 yards. I've shot a lot of animals in their beds with a bow and killed them all. It's worked really well for me and on hunting TV. It's funny, like if you had a show that was on the Sportsman's Channel, there were rules that you cannot shoot animals vetted. Um, it's like Turkey, I guess shooting in turkey in a roost. Um, you know, it's just against the rules. Now for my grand talking back up on that sucker with a bow and arrow, I'm gonna shoot him where you can't dodge the arrow or jump. I've shot coups like that last year. I actually like to come on an animal, and if I can shoot it while it's bedded with a bow and arrow, Um, and I've had it work really well, so I haven't shot, really. I can think of any animal bedded with a rifle. But I've often wondered why. Why not? You know, like if it's there, absolutely, and and I'm not saying, um a lot of people say it's more ethical to allow him to stand up. I don't get that argument. I don't I mean, if you're getting a good shot, you're getting a good shot, right? If standing there, or if he's if he's bedded. I just feel like what's going to be your best, uh, avenue to put that deer in the dirt quickly. So if you have a great angle and he's bedded perfectly broadside, you just got to clear your tight to the to the deer and and no, no doubt you're going to put a a kill through there or a nice bullet through there and, um, one of my one of my requirements. Also, there's I don't wanna meet loss, which can be really tough on a bedded dear, because you're only the backside shoulder gets wiped out
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