I was along side with many of these kills.
It's called being brought up straight out of diapers and having a rifle thrown into your hands.
We were BOTH shooting and loading high powered weapons unsupervised before we were even out of GRADE SCHOOL.
The badlands is a VERY fickle hunting ground... it's called "badlands" for a reason... it IS basically hell on Earth. IF a shot is presented on game, YOU TAKE IT. Waiting for a game animal in this neck of the woods to stop is like asking Rosie o Donnel to become a Republican.It simply aint gonna happen bra.
So, you LEARN your rifle.... during off season, go out with out hunting buddies, or family. Call shot at random ranges. MAKE EACH SHOT COUNT.
Yes, not every shot is made possible with practice... We will not make flat out ignorant shots.... but will definitely take the shots well within our abilities.
Lefty has seen what a "mediocre" 280 Remington can do past 500 yards.... let alone a 270 WSM. So, please.... instead of being an internet cowboy (boy that keyboard does feel MIGHTY sexy) learn how to fire your weapon.
Sra Kostelecky, USAF, Retired.