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Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by Len Backus, May 29, 2008.
Tell us the conditions, distance, practice technique, how the decision was made, result.
well not long range but any means but my first ever bow kill. 1 rabbit 4meters away in a hollowed out willow tree. there was a 2 inch gap in the branches between us and i had to sight down the arrow for the shot since my first pin is set for 20m. so at full draw i was having to move my eye to a new position behind the arrow, not comfy, when it looked good down the short range she went. 1 wabbit pinned to a tree.
was pretty pleased.
mannaged to shoot another silly rabbit that decided it woiuld be a good idea to sit 2 m away from me in the grass too.
About 5 years ago near the end of bow season there were a group of does that would come out to feed in a certain spot each evening. It was in January and there were no suitable trees to hang a stand in. I found a deadfall tree that made a great natural blind at the edge of the field. The deer would come as close as 60 yards pretty consistently so I added a 60 yard pin on my bow in addition to the 20-50 yard pins. I practiced until I could consistently put three arrows into less than 6" at 60 yards then went out the evening before the last day of the season. The does came out to feed and one turned broadside at exactly 60 yards. I ranged her at least a half dozen times. I drew, settled the pin and carefully squeezed off the shot. At the hit she ran off into the woods. After waiting a while I took up the blood trail in the fading light. I jumped up a deer and wasn't sure if it was her so I elected to come back the next morning. I recovered her at the end of about a 150 yard blood trail. I definitely would not reccommend shooting that far without knowing the exact yardage, trajectory of your arrow and putting in lots of practice. (Kinda like long range centerfire hunting come to think of it!)
72 meters on a rabbit today. so fun.
Mine is 65 yards - whitetail doe. 10 minutes of hunting time left, no wind, standing in a wheat field assuming it was safe... I practice out to 100 yards all summer long.
My hunting partner, Steve, is an excellent long range shooter. This year he shot a 4 X 5 whitetail buck at 75 yards, and several years ago shot a 3 X 3 mulie at 107 yards. We spent that afternoon in camp shooting 100 to 150 yard shots. He was tuned...
Steve's brother, Dave, held the previous "camp" record before Steve. In 1981 he killed a 4 X 4 mulie with two shots. The first one, 90 yards the next shot, 95. Both arrows connected.
My longest was this year. Was last week of Archery elk and we hadn't seen squat. (same area last year was insane, elk everyday) After screwing around in camp i had an 80yrd pin (was just a bragging pin to hit targets with). Well that morning my WB took a crapper so i hurried into town got a new rest, tuned it all up that morning afternoon. Went out that night and i heard what i thought was my monster 7x7 Bull from last year about a mile and half away. So as i bugled my arse off and he bugled his we met. about a 1/4 mile clearing he was on one side i was on the other. No trees or brush to give me cover to shorten the distance. About 10min later of bugling and pissing him off he finally made the move. Across the field he came straight for me. Heart was pumping and sweat was dripping. CALM down i kept telling myself. Here he comes 100yd 90, 80 80 82. wait what the hell hes turning and going broadside from not coming towards me. he stops and i noticed he wasnt my huge bull but still nice. heart slowed down a bit took some breaths ranged him at 84. Thought to myself i was hitting 80 very well today in trees and hes in the middle of a field broadside to me. Screw it. Drew back, relaxed release. DOUBLE LUNG shot ran about 50yards and collapsed on a 4wheeler road. What an awesome hunt and the easiest drag ever. Drove the 4wheeler right to him.
Bowtech guardian 76lbs.
Slick Trick grizztricks 125grain
Octane hostage pro rest.
It was 4yrs ago
25ft up 43yds behind the ear on a doe & she dropped in her tracks
40ish for me. Recurve from up a large tree. Everything else I've shot has been closer...closest was 1 yard.
My farthest was a duiker, lazered at 62 yrd. 8" at the brisket, drilled him, I shot my bow without missing one day in a year before trip, cold at 50 yrds 1st arrow in a 5 " BUTTER lid, hits out to100 yrd. 3 yrd 6x6 bull closest
104 yard small 3x4 muley now that i look back it was a dumb decision, but i practiced 100 yard shots all summer long and have shot archery for over half my life and knowing my high country bow at 80 lbs would take him down, closest deer, 9 yards, biggest deer 44 yards, black bear 17 yards but had a chance under 10 but i got nervous.
My longest bowkill was at 40yds into a block 4x4 vitals I still have not shot a deer. GRRRRRRRRRR
My longest was this hunting seasonl. It was my first antelope bow kill. It was the middle of the season and about 15 minutes until dusk when I ranged him at 65 yards. I had no way to get any closer. I practice shots out to 90 but 65 farther than I'd normally like to shoot on an animal to ensure a clean kill. He was at a very slight angle, not quite quartered away and I let my FMJ fly (460 gr). He let out the weirdest growl/scream I've heard from an animal and ran as absolutely fast as he could for about 50 yards and fell dead in his tracks. My arrow went right through his heart and turned it into mush and went right through his shoulder on the other side (completely shattered his leg). Needless to say I was a little awestruck when I saw the devastation done to his leg from that distance, and after passing through his ribs.
i killed my 2010 bull elk in the mossouri breaks that scored 352gross at 74 yards with my mathews z-7
Antelope 94 yards twice.
I shoot in my yard out to 100 yards almost every day.
The first one was on a small buck that was making his way thru a valley in a large harvested wheat field I drove my car ahead of him to a prairie trail with grass about two feet high on the edges. I crawled along the edge of that grass for around three hundred yards and he ended up spotting me. He actually walked right up to me, I didn't range him and shot over him. He ran and stopped at 94 yards, I held my 90 yard pin on his back and released. I double lunged him, he ran 40 yards. Never did find my arrow.
The other was in the ND badlands and I snuck up a butte, they were way below me. I held my 90 right on because of the angle and held on his back ham for wind. There was no wind in the valley. I really shouldn't count this one because I hit him right where I was aiming, in the ham. Not a vital shot but he lay down and I finished him from 50 yards with a heart shot.