If you are a member of PETA, , or an animal lover, then this is one article you may want to skip. There is no arguing that disruption of the central nervous system will lead to quick death in all animals.
However, the same can be said for disruption of the respiratory and circulatory systems. But a good, clean headshot is a guarantee to put your target down.
The rule is always shoot to kill immediately. Therefore hunters usually won’t risk a headshot. Because in some animals the head is the hardest part of the body, encased with the toughest bone: the skull. It is specifically designed that way to protect the brain against other animals, like predators, but most (if not all) predators usually go for the throat.
When the deer faces you with its chest exposed, the heart, or the above aorta is your best target. To hit these vital organs, you’ll need to aim where the neck and the chest meet. This shot will kill a deer quickly.
We could go on regarding this subject until hell freezes over, but depending on the animal, a headshot will put your target down (unless it’s a cape buffalo) almost immediately.
As you will see in the video below, these are some almost perfect headshots taken while hunting in South Africa. There are headshot kills on Eland, impala, warthog and vervet monkey.