Approaching a downed animal
Once you find the game animal, approach it from the rear with caution. Hunters approach this way because if the animal is still alive and jumps up, you will not be in its path. If you see any movement from the downed game animal, you will need to take another shot at it. Aim at the base of the skull where it meets the spinal column, or at the heart and lung area. Most game animals will have their eyes open when they expire. Be sure to immediately attach any game or harvest tag as required.