In deer, the brain is situated high in the head. The ideal point for stunning is in the middle of the forehead, at the crossing point of two imaginary lines drawn from the eyes to the top of the base of the opposite ears (Figure 10). In stags, this spot is found between, or in some cases just behind, the antlers. The muzzle of the stunner must be held at right angles to the skull (Figure 11).

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Figure 10: Stunning position - Deer

Figure 11: Cross-section


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