I stalked a nice 6 pointer (roe) the other evening, got to 75yds and was in prone position with bipod. Buck came out and was standing broadside, but with a small/thin conifer branch hanging out and partially covering the vitals area.
I decided not to take the shot, as my mentality has been to always wait until perfectly clear and broadside shot; however, I have started to question in my mind, wether from this distance a few conifer needles, literally right next to the deer, would have been able to deflect or mutilate the bullet.
Also, getting on with late spring/early summer, the grass is getting quite long - if there's slight foilage or grass just in front of the deer, would you consider a shot? am I being too careful in my approach and thus missing opportunities, or am I being a good moral stalker?