Shot Placement

LOW COUNTRY HUNTING LODGE

Shot Placement is key to making a clean and ethical kills on wild hogs and whitetail deer. On this page you will find the preferred shot placement, bad shot placement, recovery rates for each shot and what to expect when the animal has been hit in these areas. Please note we make every effort to recover your animal! But, finding animals after a hunter takes a bad shot, makes a bad shot or without any good sign is sometimes an impossible task. Especially in this kind of cover where blind searching is nearly impossible.

HOG - SHOT PLACEMENT

1. Lethal Hit - preferred shot

  • Shot Result - broken shoulders, destroyed lungs, animal drops immediately and kicks for 10 to 15 seconds or runs off and is usually found within 50 to 60 yards.

  • Sign - little to no blood, chunk of meat or fat with hair

  • Lethal Hit - 100%

  • Recoverability - Good, depending on the sign and cover

 2. Lethal Hitrisky shot and not recommended

  • Shot Result - brain is destroyed, animal drops immediately, kicks for 10 to 15 seconds

  • Sign - little to no blood, chunk of meat or fat with hair

  • Lethal Hit - 100%

  • Recoverability - Good

 3. Lethal Hitrisky shot and not recommended

  • Shot Result - spine is destroyed, animal drops immediately, kicks for 10 to 15 seconds

  • Sign - little to no blood, chunk of meat or fat with hair

  • Lethal Hit - 100%

  • Recoverability - Good

4. Non-Lethal Hit

  • Shot Result - muscle hit in the neck, shocks spine and animal drops immediately, 1 to 30 minutes later the animal recovers gets up and runs off

  • Sign - little to no bloodchunk of meat, bone or fat with hair

  • Lethal Hit - 0%

  • Recoverability - Zero

5. Non-Lethal Hit

  • Shot Result - muscle hit above the spine, shocks spine and animal drops immediately, 1 to 30 minutes later the animal recovers gets up and runs off

  • Sign - little to no blood, chunk of meat or fat with hair

  • Lethal Hit - 0%

  • Recoverability Zero

6. Non-Lethal Hit

  • Shot Result - front leg hit

  • Sign - lots of red blood with watery consistency, chunk of meat or fat with hair

  • Lethal Hit - 0%

  • Recoverability Zero

7. Non-Lethal Hit

  • Shot Result - brisket hit

  • Sign - lots of red blood with watery consistency, chunk of meat or fat with hair

  • Lethal Hit - 5%

  • Recoverability - Zero to Very Low

8. Lethal Hit 

  • Shot Result - liver hit

  • Sign - little to no blood, blood color will be dark red or off colorstomach or intestinal matterchunk of meat or fat with hair

  • Lethal Hit - 100%

  • Recoverability - Low to Fair, depending on the sign and cover

9. Lethal Hit

  • Shot Result - stomach or intestinal hit

  • Sign - little blood to no blood, blood color will be dark red or off color, stomach or intestinal matterchunk of meat or fat with hair

  • Lethal Hit - 100%

  • Recoverability - Zero to Very Low, depending on the sign and cover.

10. Lethal Hit - not recommended

  • Shot Result - rear quarter leg hit

  • Sign - little or lots of red blood with watery consistency, chunk of meat or fat with hair

  • Lethal Hit - 0% to 100%

  • Recoverability - Zero to Good, depending on the sign, cover and if main artery is hit.

DEER - SHOT PLACEMENT

1. Lethal Hit - preferred shot

  • Shot Result - broken shoulders, destroyed lungs, animal drops immediately or runs off and is usually found within 50 to 60 yards.

  • Sign - bright red blood, chunk of meat or fat with brown hair

  • Lethal Hit - 100%

  • Recoverability - Good, depends on sign and cover

2. Lethal Hit - preferred shot

  • Shot Result - destroyed lungs, animal drops immediately or runs off and is usually found within 50 to 60 yards.

  • Sign - bright red blood, chunk of meat or fat with brown hair

  • Lethal Hit - 100%

  • Recoverability - Good, depends on sign and cover

3. Lethal Hit

  • Shot Result - destroyed heart and lungs, animal drops immediately or runs off and is usually found within 50 to 60 yards.

  • Sign - bright red blood, chunk of meat or fat with brown and white hair

  • Lethal Hit - 100%

  • Recoverability - Good, depends on sign and cover

4. Lethal Hit - not recommend

  • Shot Result - liver hit or kidney hit, animal will run off

  • Sign - little to no blood, blood color will be dark red or off colorstomach or intestinal matter, chunk of meat or fat with brown hair

  • Lethal Hit - 100%

  • Recoverability - Low to Good, depends on sign and cover

5. Lethal Hit - risky shot and not recommend

  • Shot Result - neck hit, animal drops immediately, kicks for 10 to 15 seconds or runs off

  • Sign - bright blood, chunk of meat or fat with hair

  • Lethal Hit - 100%

  • Recoverability - Good

6. Lethal Hit - not recommended

  • Shot Result - rear quarter leg hit

  • Sign - little or lots of red blood with watery consistency, chunk of meat or fat with hair

  • Lethal Hit - 50% to 100%

  • Recoverability - Zero to Good, depending on the sign, cover and if main artery is hit.

7. Lethal Hit 

  • Shot Result - spine is destroyed, animal drops immediately, kicks for 10 to 15 seconds

  • Sign - little to no blood, chunk of meat or fat with brown and black hair

  • Lethal Hit - 100%

  • Recoverability - Good

8. Lethal Hit

  • Shot Result - spine is destroyed, animal drops immediately, kicks for 10 to 15 seconds

  • Sign - little to no blood, chunk of meat or fat with brown and black hair

  • Lethal Hit - 100%

  • Recoverability - Good

9. Lethal Hit

  • Shot Result - stomach hit or intestinal hit

  • Sign - little to no blood, blood color will be dark red or off color, stomach or intestinal matterchunk of meat or fat with brown hair

  • Lethal Hit - 100%

  • Recoverability - Zero to Very Low, depending on the sign and cover.

10. Non-Lethal Hit 

  • Shot Result - brisket hit

  • Sign - red blood with watery consistency, chunk of meat or fat with brown and mostly white hair

  • Lethal Hit - 1%

  • Recoverability - Zero to Very Low

11. Non-Lethal Hit

  • Shot Result - leg hit

  • Sign - little blood, red blood with watery consistency, chunk of meat or fat with brown and mostly white hair

  • Lethal Hit - 1%

  • Recoverability - Zero to Very Low

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(803)-942-3800

Low Country Hunting Lodge

Garnett, South Carolina

Phone: 803-942-3800

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