Well it isn't longrange but it is a filled tag.
I took up Archery Deer hunting here in the northwest this year. We don't really get long range shots here but the modern season is overrun with hunter orange, 8000 people looking for 16 bucks. I hadn't taken any big game before and wanted to take a deer, and archery is the onle season here that is ANY deer. It also has a great season, all of September and from November 22 to the end of December. I ended up tradeing a 38 Special into a Reflex compound bow (which is a Hoyt that didn't sell the year before) in mid September.
I didn't think that I would be good enough with it to hunt in September but I was actually pretty good with it. I hunted some of September and most of December with no luck. Alot of snow and then cold snaps, then big wind storms, and I could not find a deer anywhere. Yesterday I saw a little doe, no spots.....that was my only requierment this late in the season. At about 45 yards I took her through the lung. I was very suprised at how good the broadhead worked. I know that it isn't a huge animal with dense bones but it just sliced right through her.
I had a bit of trouble with the cleaning of the deer but I got through it by my self ok. No one was around that had done it before because of the holidays. I am proud of one thing, that I did it all by myself for the first time, I have cleaned lots of grouse and coyotes and racoons but nothing where I cared about the meat.
I might catch some crap about a doe or that it is small but......it is venison.