The best "technique" I know is to spend 99 1/2 hours of physical training for every 1/2 hour at the range. This ratio increases after you hit forty. The range IS more fun than the stair climber...if you can pop a ram at long range that's a plus but you might as well sneak a little closer as most likely you will be in on hiking up there anyway to gut and pack him, possibly in relays depending on terrain. I'm not a grand slammer, just a regional resident dall hunter that's been doin' this for years. Legs in gear-mind in neutral will get the job done...weather permitting...aching knees... and dehydrated body willing. Oh...which reminds me...two more things...pace yourself and allow yourself enough hunt time! I could ramble on and on, just thought it looked like this catagory needed a new thread.