I live in the midwest, more specific I just moved from IN to MI. So the only long range hunting I can do around here would be ground hogs and coyotes. Even then I am limited to the distance. I have my first real long range hunting trip out west this year. Cow elk hunt in CO. One of my buddies asked why would I want to hunt that way? He said no challenge really is there. SO I thought about this, as I always try and challenge myself in anything I do. Then take it to the next level. Like I said I have never hunted long range out west but have hunted and filmed many hunts. I feel its not hard at all to get with in 500+ yards most of the time. So to me the real challenge comes down to its all about me and my gun. Reading the conditions, makinging sure I have the wind just right, adjust for angle, elevation, distance. You still have to be phisicaly ale to get into possition to make the shot and recover the game. I feel these are whats against the longrange hunter, its more on the hunter making the shot then it is finding game. Am I wrong in my thinking? Is there more to it?