Where can I shoot an elk rifle?
Subsequently, one may also ask, where is the best place to shoot an elk with a rifle?
As a general rule, a spot in the middle of the lungs or slightly lower is ideal. An arrow or bullet through both lungs will bring down any large game animal. Broadside shots are known as the best opportunities to aim and shoot a game animal in the right spot, so that's where we'll start.
One may also ask, how big is the kill zone on a elk? On a mature Bull Elk, the full chest length from top to bottom through the chest right behind the front legs (including hair) is 32". The Max. Kill Zone is 22", Practical Kill Zone is 18", Maxinum Point Blank Range (MPBR) is 9" above and below the center of animal.
Keeping this in view, where do you shoot an elk for clean kills?
Elk Vitals: The best vital shot placement on an elk with a bow is a double lung shot with the animal standing broadside. Training yourself to follow the back of the elk's front leg about ? of the way up the chest will give you a perfect spot to aim for a double lung shot.
How hard is it to hunt elk?
Most elk hunters return home with no elk meat or antlers to show for their efforts. I've been that guy after four of my seven hunts, but I've been fortunate enough to take two elk with a bow and one with my rifle, too. Elk hunting is extremely difficult. All elk hunters combined share an approximate 10% success rate.