Hunting at long range

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Robert Banzet, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Robert Banzet

    Robert Banzet New Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    I live in Petaluma California and did most of my long range hunting in MODAC COUNTY, Calif. I no longer do long range hunting due to a missed deer at 950 yards and realized that I could wound and never find the wounded animal and I now restrict my shooting to 300 yards.
  2. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2009
    Glad to have you here and maybe you can build you confidence back up and try again on long range. When you get bucked off get on and try again.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011

  3. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009

    Welcome to LRH. We can get you back to where shooting/hunting twice the distance you're comfortable with now will seem easy under the right conditions.

    There's many many coyotes that would've gotten away if I limited myself to 300yds, quite a few antelope and deer too. I'll be the first to admit though, if I have to shoot offhand, 300 is even a long way.

    Hope you find some things here that help.
  4. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2001
    As Clint Eastwood said "A man must know his limitations". I respect the fact that you reconsidered what is an ethetical hunting distance for you and your equipment. In reality, 300 yards is a long way and MANY hunters couldn't hit their SUV at that distance. Although if you ask, they're all capable of 1,000 yd kills. :rolleyes:
  5. davkrat

    davkrat Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    No matter what your predetermined "long range" is there is tons of info here that can help you just become a better shot in general. My personal upper limit is 600 yards with standard hunting cartridges. Some here would consider that short to medium range. I don't want an extreme rifle that is difficult or expensive to shoot and too cumbersome to haul 5-10 miles on your back.

    It's always good to practice out further than you intend to shoot an animal just in case you have to. I don't believe in having to shoot an animal just because of it's size, etc but if you flub a shot at closer range and have to finish it off before it crosses the next ridge it's nice to know you have practiced at extended ranges. Welcome to the madness.