Don't let it get you down It was a good hunt and that's what counts!!!!!!!
As far as getting flammed from some of these people there's a simple explanation.
They can't shoot that far and won't admit it ether. most claim that they like getting
close but they don't admit that the reason is they can't shoot.
These are also the same people that may go to the range 1 time to site there rifle in
and tell everyone they are ready to go. ( WITH NO PRACTICE ).
Like you I went to colorado prepaired for no more than a 1100 yard shot because
of practice,zero's,weapon used and terrain.
I purposely set up where the average shot was around 6 to 700 yrds and even turned
down a 650 yrd shot because it would have been impossible to recover the elk. and just
because you can make the shot does not mean you should.
I have taken long shots with bows,pistols and rifles but have also turned down close
shots because conditions were not right for clean one shot kills.
So your ethics are right on. You went prepaired and new your limits and stuck with them
and had a good hunt and should not apoligize to any one.
There was one more comment that was made about the misses that were never reported
that was way off base. I have seen many post on this website of misses ,But those
guys never miss because they hunt close."BULL". I have tracked many many times
for those type of people who made lousy shots and made all kinds of excuses and
even had to put the cu de gras on many .
Sorry about getting on my soap box!!!!!
You done good
J E CUSTOM