"Long Range' also is dependent on geographical location. Here in Michigan, long range can be considered anything past 150 yards because thats all the tree's will let you go. Probably why smoke poles and handguns are popular hunting alternatives.
Entirely depends on where you are at really.
I know exactly what you mean. Two years ago, I took an airman from my squadron out for his first ever hunt outside his home state of Georgia.
Mind you, he hunt on tree stands and for him anything over 50 yards is long range. Anyways, it was an antelope hunt. When we got to the hunting area, he was overwhelmed on the openness of the prairie where the antelope roam free.
The closest I can get him to an antelope was about 150 yards. I told him to "take the shot only when he's comfortable" but he was not willing to risk it ... good call on his part. Needless to say, his antelope tag was unfilled but eventually harvested his first mule deer buck at <100 yards. Last year, he harvested a nice bull elk, also at <100 yards.