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View Poll Results: Longest Big Game Kill With Bow
Under 20 yards 20 4.67%
21 to 40 yards 127 29.67%
41 to 60 yards 133 31.07%
61 to 80 yards 80 18.69%
81 to 100 yards 33 7.71%
Over 100 yards 35 8.18%
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Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

 
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Old 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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Old 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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Old 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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Old 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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Old 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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Old 12-28-2008, 01:18 AM
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Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

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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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Old 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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