I'm not asking if this is ethical or not or if you'd do it in the future, but have you or anyone you know throat-patched a deer? I wouldn't do it for love nor money, but I'm just curious about how it goes.
I don't think I hit the throat, but I have taken straight on shots into the lower neck that were heart shots. If the angle won't put the arrow into the vitals, then I won't take the shot. Keep it above the briscut bone. Close range.
I learned a lesson a long time ago, and that is, if you are lucky enough to knock one down like that with a bow you will need a follow up shot. I wouldn't do it again. You better off taking a high brisket than a throat patch shot.
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