Years ago had George personally show me the shot. I didn't need to use it, but I can see it being devastating. Have no issues with any clean angle to the vitals and don't get fixated on a spot on the outside of an animal, like to visualize where I want to pass though on the inside. By "clean angle" I mean no big bones blocking things. OTH is simply a hard quartering away from an elevated position.
Pic is George holding Court over a monster, he was so fired up.... at the time I think it wound up #2 in NB. No not mine, Elio I recall was the hunters name, good guy. Took all three of us, George, Cory and me, to roll that bugger onto the quad after we backed under him from down hill and even then dug out a hole to make the quad nearer ground level. Cory couldn't sit, had to stand and I rode back down the trail to the parking area over the front wheels to keep them on the ground. G walked back. =D How we didn't break that quad I have no idea.
What a great trip. First time I ever hunted out of a treestand. And met so many good guys, NYBob and his family, Big Jon, several others..... all friends to this day.
You guys are going to have great trips and make memories you'll carry your whole lives, just close your eyes and you will relive them, the sights, sounds, even the smells (went on bait procurement with G every morning at first light while everybody rested at camp) He showed me a bunch about hunting/baiting bears and I was all ears.... every day. He kept mixing up Hawaii and New Zealand for some reason, kept introducing me as from NZ. But didn't matter to me, close enough. What a wonderful adventure.
You want it to pass through A couple inches behind the crease is just so easy to remember. The one i shot this year in Vt with my recurve didn’t go far at all and the arrow passed through like it wasn’t there. I entered higher because it was a steep downward shot.
The middle it where you measure it from has always been the wildcard with that rule of thumb. Always seemed to me like the lungs are where the lung are on about every other animal in North America so just hit them and don't overthink it.
Interested to know if you are a big proponent of large stout mechanical heads for bears. They are bad medicine for them even if the shot drifts back a bit. You can debate them on other species to the end but on bears they are the ticket. Thoughts on that?
I love Trypans, but I hate them opening I'm my quiver. I wish Tight spot or someone else would come out with a double gripper quiver that has the little rubberized dimples in the hood for your broadhead tip. Blades would not come into contact stayed close even when you pushed your arrows in tight.