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Unread 03-31-2007, 11:16 PM
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38 yards is long range in Wisconsin...

From what I read, I understand that some bowhunters out west are good enough to take game at 50 or even 60 yards. In my dreams, could I do that.

But I have shot 2 deer at 38 yards in a state where most are shot at 15 to 20 yards.
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    Unread 03-31-2007, 11:24 PM
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    Re: 38 yards is long range in Wisconsin...

    Nice to see another Ethical bowhunter...

    Took this buck at 19 yards with 64 lb Custom long bow...



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    Unread 03-31-2007, 11:48 PM
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    Re: 38 yards is long range in Wisconsin...

    50 yards is not a hard shot in a open field. In the woods in a treestand its often difficult to get a clear shooting lane much past 30-35 yards. It doesn't take much to deflect an arrow.

    As far as shooting ability....

    Keep practicing at 50-60 yards and those 30-40 yard shots will be cake. It best to practice farther than you are going to hunt.

    Len, the game outwest is a bigger target and its usually more open than most whitetail country.
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    Re: 38 yards is long range in Wisconsin...

    Sendero_Man,

    Please don't use the term ethical in your post, if I understand the rules correctly, this isn't allowed. The same thing applies to archery as it does rifles, if you are 100% sure of your abilities and have practiced at equivalent or greater ranges, then it is perfectly ethical to take the shot. With todays equipment, a 60 yard archery shot is similar to a 600 yard rifle shot. Also remember that alot of the target archery (paper not foam) tournaments have 60 yard shooting involved.
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    Re: 38 yards is long range in Wisconsin...

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    Nice to see another Ethical bowhunter...

    Took this buck at 19 yards with 64 lb Custom long bow...





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    Nice buck! Now that is awesome to get 19yds. from an antelope with a stick and a string!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] Nicely done.
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    Re: 38 yards is long range in Wisconsin...

    I would not have believed this if I had not ben their retrieveing arrows and takeing pics.
    It took a couple of shots to get used to conditions but Curt got preaty consistant at spanking prairie dogs @ 50 yards with his bow....I even got one with a few tries.
    We could get shots closer than 50 yards but the little buggers would duck the string.50 yards seam to work best as they would be back up when the arrow got there!
    Trust me Steekie goghers are a real challange [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    Re: 38 yards is long range in Wisconsin...

    I think most people shoot at 20 yrds. I know guys that are archers to the tenth degree, One has killed a moose at 60 yrds. My thing is 20-25 yrds but I am confident out to 70 yrds if it is the best broad side shot. My bow site is set by seed of the bow , then you regulate it at 20 yrdsand it is on at 50-70 what ever you adjust or slide the pin to.
    I have checked and shot it many time to see if it was so.
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