Originally Posted by Varmint Hunter
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.