I live in a place that allows the harvesting of deer in a suburban/rural area (the lots in the neighborhood are ~0.7 to 1.0 acres). It is an archery only proposition, but cross-bows are allowed. My question is this: If I am extremely picky about picking my shot, is there any combination of hardware (broadhead, mechanically expanding broadhead, etc) and shot placement that will give me a 95+% chance of dropping a deer within 20yds of where it is shot? I am a little concerned about having a deer with an arterial bleed running across the deck/driveway of a neighbor that might not be a hunter
In case it matters, the local deer appear to be smallish ... ~125-150 lbs would be my guess.