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shoot it in the heart,its quick and humane.
 

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A club no poke it in the eye no sit on it's head no grab it by the tail swing it around and hit it's head on a tree awwww never mind just shoot it again. j/k
Seriously what ever you do be carefull and don't get to close to the hoofs or horns cause they can hurt ya.
 

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yeah we touch the eye and if it isnt a trophy worthy buck...shoot behind the ear so it is a guaranteed kill...it stinks to do that though
 

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This may sound bad but instead of wasting another round, i will just knife if through the heart. That can get dangerous though and i wouldnt recommend it if you dont feel comfortable. Ive done this on 2 deer and it has worked out. Sometimes its sad because the knife will pulse with the heart for a few seconds before it stops.
 

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Head shot. Instantaneous kill and most humane at that point. Anything else (heart shot, knife to heart, etc) is a slower-bleeding kill and is more suffering for the animal.
 

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I also shoot in the head quick kill + if there is any chance the heart is not damaged I am not wasting it
I love the heart better then the tenderloins
 

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I always dispatch from a few feet away, too dangerous to get close to a wounded animal. Head shot or vitals, whatever is appropriate at the time. Worst time is tracking at night without a decent weapon.
 

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I do it the same as huntingman, get in close enough for one more vital shot or head.
I cut a Doe's throat once to end her suffering after she was hit by a Vehicle,
I had a knife and a pistol on me but she was on the edge of the roadway, I was waiting for a Game Warden but
his arrival was taking too long and I couldn't stand to hear her suffer any longer.
 

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If you have a way to carry one (assuming you have one) a .22 pistol works great. Trophy or not a well aimed round to the head puts an end to the ordeal quickly and humanely. And it will not damage the "trophy".
 
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