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setting up a long shot on a steep slope - anybody done it?

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Re: setting up a long shot on a steep slope - anybody done it?

It was a lot of work. There was always a small group of bulls that would hang out on this hillside during the rifle season. They were good mile away and there was no way to get on them. Lot's of hunters could see them, but no way to get to them....until I joined this site!! I had a rifle built and went to work on my technique. My buddy and I hiked over 200 miles one summer trying to locate a closer vantage point. There is a reason those bulls hang there! No roads across from them because of how steep and rocky it is. We finally found an opening in the timber that would allow the 825-975 yd shot, but we were on a very steep downhill shooting uphill 28-30 degrees. I practiced with all sorts of contraptions and none were stable/consistent enough to make an ethical shot. So we packed in lumber and built an angled platform to shoot prone from. We made the impossible possible and have harvested 2 bulls there in the last 3yrs. The best thing about it is that it's all to ourselves. Good luck in your ventures!
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