Shooting Running Deer and Shooting Running Coyotes with a Rifle
Running Deer and Shooting Running Coyotes with a Rifle - is about
practicing Leading Moving Targets with a Rifle at different speeds,
distances, and angles when using a high velocity Center fire Rifle
"It takes ballistic knowledge and 'plenty of various kinds of moving target practice' to make consistent killing shots on running coyotes or deer."
Potosi Wisconsin Running Deer Shoot Champion, with 243 Winchester rifle
Our Devin isn't able to shoot this year because he is at a missions college in Texas. He and his sister Danielle were the State Champion Muzzleloaders a couple of years ago and competed at the National Competition in Raton, NM. Up until this year he has been competing in 4-H shooting sports since he was eight. He shot every discipline available to him.
Actually Danielle met her husband at that National Competition. He is an archer."I wonder if the two Devin's are related?
Federal's .243 Winchester 85 grain Sierra Boat Tail Hollow Point -Ballistics/250 yd. Zero - 4 Wind - Lead Table
All lead figures are in feet. Running shots should only be taken under Safe Shooting Conditions! Be alert and never take a running shot unless shooting safety conditions are right, proper terrain and background to stop the bullet, etc.!
Always figure you lead from the heart/lung area. It is always better to over lead than to under lead. You have an opportunity to get a quick kill head or neck hit or clean miss if you over lead a little. I recommend always leading from the front of the heart/lung area and dragging your horizontal reticule through the center of the body. The lead figures in the chart show the lead from the heart/lung kill area. With an empty rifle, practice keeping your swing steady with a consistent follow through as you pull the trigger and after the firing pin falls.
through below the center of the body, and squeeze off your shot when
the lead looks right, --be sure to keep swinging, --follow through.
This information is important for follow-up shots on "wounded" deer. When hunting coyotes and whitetail deer, you'll bag a lot more "running whitetail deer" if you are real consistent on "running shots" that are within a 150 yards. It is much better to over lead than under lead, --I don't have to tell you why! Lead running deer that are running fast flat out with a fairly high hold so that you can use the head and neck areas, --giving you more lead area for a spine hit. On a high bounding deer, better lead from the middle of the body at the front of the chest.
With Chronic Wasting Disease found in three (3) deer in 2001 in Iowa & Dane counties of Wisconsin, shooting deer that prove they are alert and can run full out may be an important factor if you plan to eat the venison. Use only heart and lung shots and if you plan to eat the venison, you better have the deer's brain tested. Field dressing should be done with rubber gloves etc., --keep updated on this health related issue!
Farmers and all land owners need to cooperate and allow hunters to reduce concentrations of deer. All car deer kills should be tested for CWD. It's a bitch to get rid of.
longer spread out deer season might help. In my opinion we need new
regulations so that anyone should be able to shoot a deer anywhere in
the state that shows definite signs of CWD and report it the DNR for
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