Perhaps we’ve all felt the heartache that often accompanies a missed shot. Or worse yet, the pit in our stomach at the realization that we possibly made a bad shot. Whatever the case, we owe it to the animals we hunt to do all we can to make a quick, clean kill. Hours, days, and months of practice and preparation can greatly increase our odds of being successful. This preparation, combined with some basic knowledge of elk anatomy, can boost the chances of feeling excitement, and not disappointment, the next time we pull the trigger!