This new article is intimately bound to this one:
When I created this site at the end of 2007, as I have said and repeated many times, it was on the one hand to counter the nonsense of hunting magazines which explain to you “ how much advance you have to do to shoot an animal” : A pinnacle of nonsense!!! but also by the little concern that certain hunters took of the suffering of an injured animal. Even if today this only concerns a very small number of hunters, any loss of game puts me beside myself.
- In question :
- Bullet weights less than 13 or 14 grams.
- “The Shot in the Heart” or rather in the supposed direction of the heart.
- The shooting in the heart is, in my opinion, a hoax. When we hunt on a hunt, we often put the ball where we can although with good training consisting of visualizing the action, see my article on NLP, we hit the neck or head almost automatically.
- The location of the heart is not tattooed on the animal, it is not like the ears, head or neck. We don't pull at the heart, we shoot in the supposed direction of the heart! NUANCE!!!
- On the hunt, if you can, aim for the neck, the animal will immediately collapse, you can overtake at the head. An animal, even if hit in the heart, can run for at least 20 seconds. In 20 seconds minimum he will go a long way! If it is hit in the heart region, you have every chance of losing it!
In terms of approach shooting and as we can see on the documentaries on TV, I find it absolutely SCANDALOUS that an animal is shot in the supposed direction of the heart. Even if we want to recover the trophy, we can shoot the neck at the base of the neck, that’s enough.
We show you on TV the animal which flees after being hit by a bullet fired several hundred meters “in the heart”. We then show him dead. But what we don’t show you is the time you had to spend following him while he was bleeding….!!!! This is where the scandal lies! The same animal hit in the neck (© »ZI²HL») or under the ear, HE STAY PUT and you double it!!! Agree that you won't find this kind of advice in your hunting magazine.
You have just shot an animal and it collapses….
Two options: He really is definitely dead, which happens less often than you think or he seems to be dead. since it no longer moves.” Big mistake ! In many cases he no longer moves because he is simply knocked out. We can no longer count the number of “dead” wild boars loaded into the C15 and which wake up during the journey. Hello atmosphere in the car!!!
This weekend (December 2023) again, a post shoots a deer with 4 bullets, the animal collapses and no longer moves. The guy approaches the animal but the magazine is empty! “He’s dead since he’s not moving.” Negative ! The deer wakes up and instead of rushing towards the hunter, it rushes towards the Garonne. He died in the middle of the Garonne in the middle of December we had to go get a hoist and a whole device to get him out of there. If the deer had charged the hunter, the latter would have died.
Four bullets to kill a deer? Let's even admit that two or three are cashed. If it had been 14 gram bullets, or even 18 grams like the 9.3×62, he would not have gotten up and galloped towards the river.
Even if it doesn't seem to be moving, you don't climb on an animal on the ground without having shot a bullet in the ear to make sure, as Doctor Corson, a great buffalo specialist, says: “You always have to kill the dead with a bullet in the ear”. Some animals play dead very well and then… beware the hunter.
“Double tap,” “Moz…. drill”, “Hunting drill”©, quèsaco???
“Double tap” or “Coupled shot”, who are " Double shot »
An excellent definition given by this site: « A double tap is a method of using a weapon
fist (Editor’s note) in which two shots are fired in rapid succession, but with sufficient effort to catch the original target. This method is often used in law enforcement and military handgun training, and although it is a somewhat slow technique initially, it often gets faster with practice.”
Excellent definition that I apply to driven hunting. I remind you that when hunting, we have a DUTY to kill the animal CLEANLY AND QUICKLY. No shooting the deer, seeing it flex and then saying: “I wasn’t going to to waste (!!!) a second bullet, I THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD.” Truly disgusting!!! The dead man went to die in the forest without us being able to find him….. We have the same rate of……… in hunting as in everyday life. This site was born in 2007 as a result of the same thinking, only worse…!
WIKIPEDIA definition: “A coupled shot, doublette shot or commonly called doublette, in English Double tap, is a shooting technique where two shots are fired in rapid succession at the same target with the same sight picture.
Let's be clear, if this expression is deliberately truncated it is for one and only reason, it has a racist connotation that I do not like. This explains it. This expression allowed me to create an expression dedicated to driven hunting: The “Hunting Drill”.
The “Moz….. drill” consists of firing not two shots BUT three shots. In a war and/or police situation “this is a technique that will instantly stop the target if previous shots fail to do so.”
The “Moz….. drill” is intended to ensure that the target is immediately stopped by first placing two bullets into the mass the largest and easiest to touch upper body, then, if the target is still active, to place a third, more precise one: Much more targeted and difficult blow to the head.
« Hunting Drill »
I create this expression which is a mixture of the “Double tap” developed for handgun shooting techniques and the “Moz… drill”.
Definition of “Hunting Drill”: The "Hunting Drill" is intended to ensure that the targeted animal is immediately knocked down ("Power to Fall") by first placing two bullets into the largest, easiest to hit mass, then, if the The animal collapses, to place a third, more precise bullet: to the head, or even the neck. QED: A much more targeted ball.
October 2005. In the photo below we see a deer lying down with a wound on its neck. Imagine that you have been sitting in my place for at least 2 hours, the rifle resting on your thighs, your finger on the trigger guard, your body slightly in profile, in a shooting position. The deer suddenly appears, launched, zigzagging at about 35 meters. Immediately the rifle rises “by itself” and with a scope set to 2.5 (an article is devoted to this technique that I developed) I chain two bullets together by operating the slide manually. The 2 bullets will lodge in the neck (35 meters) in the surface of a coffee cup.
Even before he was knocked to the ground by the first bullet, the second had already arrived. The guy above me had these words: “But Olivier, it’s not possible, it’s not you! Don’t you have an automatic?!” I stood there taken aback for a long moment, stunned by the speed with which I had shot and doubled (with a scope set at 2.5!). When I think about it, I really feel like I was “someone else” for a split second.
Keep in mind that you must double each ball, without trying to understand! If you think, the game will take the first bullet and disappear.
The first we put it where we can, in the trunk so as not to damage the meat, at the neck if you can get there, but as soon as the animal collapses there, YOU HAVE NO MORE EXCUSE, YOU MUST DOUBLE, EVEN TRIPLE if necessary AT THE HEAD UNDER THE EAR. This is the only way not to lose an animal.
Two shots fired consecutively and without trying to understand to begin with and a third to the head to be sure that the dead person is really dead, this is what we should remember from this definition of: “Fighting DRILL.”
It is at this price that you will no longer lose animals and that you will honor the game by killing it cleanly AND quickly.