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View Poll Results: Longest Big Game Kill With Bow
Under 20 yards 212 6.13%
21 to 40 yards 986 28.53%
41 to 60 yards 881 25.49%
61 to 80 yards 415 12.01%
81 to 100 yards 260 7.52%
Over 100 yards 702 20.31%
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Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

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Unread 07-19-2008, 01:05 PM
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I bow hunt too, but beyond 50 yards is pushing it. I have more respect for the animal, and have to be truly sure of my shot than to loose an arrow beyond that. I felt very sick when I hit a woodchuck back east when I was a teen, and have it run into a hole to die. I take lead from the military snipers, one shot- one kill. As for 800 yard rifle shots, I would never attempt it, no matter what the conditions. If you miss your aim point, break a leg, belly shot, what do you do for a follow up shot. I passed up many a whitetail because the setup was not right. I know you guys practice probably far more than I do, but there is that little branch you don't see, or that unexpected gust of wind.
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    Unread 07-21-2008, 01:27 AM
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    Those arguments apply to every range. It is great to shoot within ones limits and beliefs. It is naive to believe those limits and beliefs are universal.
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    Unread 07-21-2008, 11:39 AM
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    No, I don't believe many have ethics when they let loose at extreme ranges. I hunted critters for a long time, shot quite a few, but I respect them. To shoot, just to say I got one at XXX hundred yards is being silly. I have a .338 Rum that can reach out and touch them too, but I'd rather use my skills as a hunter to get in close with my 45-70. I've seen a few deer with legs dangling, or humped up from belly shots, so I perfected my stalking abilities so as not to contributor of a like situation. If this offend you distance shooters, so be it....
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    Unread 07-21-2008, 11:47 AM
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    Ethics are important. There are a gazillion websites out there to where you may take your ethics discussion. We on this site all have ethics but our rules say we will not discuss them on this site.

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    Unread 07-21-2008, 12:58 PM
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    The good thing about telling the truth is that you don't care if someone believes you or not, with that said, I'm not here to argue. The man that taught me how to bowhunt is a lifetime bowhunter and guide. He has dropped two, that I can confirm antelope over 100. The farthest that i can confirm was 123 yards. He also kills Ibex at longer ranges that most people think possible. Its a personal thing. I believe in ethics too, however, a person can wound an animal at 10 yards, hell I missed a javolina at 18 yards once. Its completly a matter of what yardage that individual feels confident with.

    And yes when i have an upcoming hunt I feel very confident out to 80 and wouldn't think twice about taking that shot.
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    Unread 07-28-2008, 10:00 AM
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    I am a firm believer in shooting what you skill will allow you. I put alot of arrows down range at the 40-50 yard range to build up for the season. I can shoot 45 yds as well as I can 20...and I feel just as confident. But with that being said, I shot at a deer last season at 37 yds and he jumped string...the arrow hit him dead center of his back hip. Luckily it severed the femoral and the tracking job wasnt that bad. So it doesnt really matter how confident you are at a range...things can and almost certainly will happen. But when that next 40-45 yd shot comes along I wont hesitate to fling that arrow...if the shot is there I know I can make it....as long as Murphy stays out of it
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    Unread 08-03-2008, 11:50 AM
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    my best



    not sure if the pic will show up. My longest was a 4pt at 67yds. My biggest center wall/deer 168-7/8" gross 161-6/8 net offical PY. The two on the side left 17 yards right 42 yards
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