When the time comes to shoot at something that’s alive, you’ll have very little to do in the way of calculation. If your bullet drops 3 or 4 inches from center, hold where you normally would, more or less on the center of the body. If the drop is 6 to 8 inches, you may or may not have to allow for it. On a big animal like an elk or a caribou, I would hold a handbreadth (4 inches) high. On something small (an antelope or a little whitetail, for example), I’d allow two handbreadths. Whatever you do, as long as you know that the range is no more than 300 yards, never hold out of the hair. Untold numbers of animals have fled from bullets whizzing over their backs.