Congratulations! I enjoyed reading your story. A very ethical hunt, which more should should try for. I am not of the opinion that anyone and everyone is capable of 1000 yard shots and most are not. I really like this site as a learning tool but I am afraid to many people feel if HE can shoot that far so can I. Here in the open country and the mountains of Wy when we are riding to check and move cows I too often run across wounded and dead animals that I feel were left to dye because people thought they missed at an extremely long distance so they didn't follow up. Sorry for the rant!! Guess I got up on the wrong side of the bed
Here in Western Oregon there are few places to take a long range shot. And yet there are deer wounded every year. Many think if the deer doesn't drop at the shot they missed and they move on.