Knowing where to aim on a whitetail deer is a crucial skill all hunters should know by heart. It’s a foundational component of being a good, ethical, law-abiding deer hunter. Of course, when it presents itself, hunters should take clean, broadside shot opportunities at a properly identified target with a safe backdrop beyond it. For bowhunters and gun hunters, quartering-away shot opportunities can also be deadly. For gun hunters, quartering-to shot opportunities can be considered ethical as well, with certain limitations.
That said, what are good hits and bad hits? Where should hunters aim at a whitetail deer?