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View Poll Results: Longest Big Game Kill With Bow
Under 20 yards 22 4.99%
21 to 40 yards 131 29.71%
41 to 60 yards 135 30.61%
61 to 80 yards 83 18.82%
81 to 100 yards 34 7.71%
Over 100 yards 36 8.16%
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Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

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Unread 11-01-2008, 10:12 PM
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Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

You guys gotta come hunt Coues Deer, spot and stalk. People do get close shots, but they are usually in blinds. We've got a lot of guys out here that longer shots are the norm. We practice a great deal. I especially like to practice in the wind. Its no different than shooting rifles long range. You have to practice in all conditions. If you are willing to hunt and shoot in the rain, you must practice in those conditions.
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    Unread 11-04-2008, 09:00 PM
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    Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

    40 yds, cow elk.
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    Unread 11-07-2008, 03:58 PM
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    Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

    75 yards mule deer double lung pass through
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    Unread 12-08-2008, 09:57 PM
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    Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

    I shot a mule deer last season at 90 lasered yards. hit it high (backbone) but killed it nonetheless. 1st shot. Modern bows are great!
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    Unread 12-14-2008, 10:33 PM
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    Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

    Buck at exactly 60 yards (lasered) last year with my Parker (300 fps IBO) and Montec G5 (100 gr). Complete pass-through the rib cage and he dropped in 30 yards.

    He wasn't looking at me and didn't even know I was there. IMO long shots like these aren't ethical if the animal has you busted on any one of the three senses (sight, sound, smell) cause they'll jump the string.
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    Unread 12-28-2008, 01:18 AM
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    Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Varmint Hunter View Post
    For those guys who answerd "over 100 yards" - I'd be interested in hearing you biggest fish story too.

    It is possible. At that range bow noises tend to fade into the rest of the background sounds. Landing or missed arrows can seem slightly bewildering, but not necessarily threatening. Its not an ideal range, but it is plausible. Where it seems like total baloney, or just cruelty is someone doing that with an old 45lb. recurve where the trajectory becomes so steep you might as well try for a spine shot. Ive read those old howard hill accounts where he nailed game at nutty ranges, firing a miss , then correcting.... that was wrong. He had he talent, he sure as heck didnt have the bow.

    Pete
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    Unread 12-30-2008, 02:41 PM
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    Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

    When comparing long range bow to rifle shots I like two think of it in terms of time of flight. An arrow out of a bow can travel about 90-100 yards in 1 second. A bullet out of a gun can travel around 800-900 yards in 1 second, so I would consider making a 100 yard bow shot on an animal about as difficult as making a 900 yard rifle shot. I would take either shot as long as the conditions were right. If fact, I would shoot much farther than those yardages mentioned.
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