I usually shoot deer in the shoulder. If I'm not worried about missing I would probably shoot them in the neck, but if I wasn't worried about missing I wouldn't be pulling the trigger. Exceptions are made of course.
When I was younger and hunted every day I shot a few in the head on a bet. They drop. If you feel that you have to shoot it in the neck, the best place is at the base of the neck, IMHO. Or you could just shoot the damn thing high in the shoulder and do the same thing.
ETA: I have shot a couple in the liver and had them pile up like a sack of potatoes.
This post was edited on 11/24 at 6:44 pm