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670 yard Mule Deer

Old 10-16-2013, 12:56 PM
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I was whitetail hunting last weekend when I ran into this mule deer. The rest is history!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUo7xSbirvs
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:23 PM
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nice poke, congrats.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:44 PM
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as you can see most so called hunters here don't appreciate someone who works hard at becoming a good marksman, don't let it get ya down, you did something to be proud of.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:55 PM
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We lowly peasants put more emphasis on working close to game and taking a high percentage shot. Out here in BFE we call that hunting.

Well, I suppose if you can't stalk you have no choice but to shoot from extreme range and hope for the best.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullcamp82834 View Post
We lowly peasants put more emphasis on working close to game and taking a high percentage shot. Out here in BFE we call that hunting.

Well, I suppose if you can't stalk you have no choice but to shoot from extreme range and hope for the best.
yeah, yeah heard this before, but the hundreds I took from 2 to 200 yards don't count right, so there is still something wrong with me cause I prefer long shots.
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
yeah, yeah heard this before, but the hundreds I took from 2 to 200 yards don't count right, so there is still something wrong with me cause I prefer long shots.
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Actually I think any hunter that would rather take long (and by definition less sure) shots rather than stalk close is a fool. Sometimes the long shot has to be taken and I've taken my share. But never when the hunter can work close and make it a sure thing.

It is the ethic I was taught. You owe it to the game.
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:37 PM
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For those that know the craft of long range shooting and practice and perfect their skill, I have no problem with long range shooting.

Great shot!

For Bull and I, who can't shoot well at long range, we should stay with short shots
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullcamp82834 View Post
Actually I think any hunter that would rather take long (and by definition less sure) shots rather than stalk close is a fool. Sometimes the long shot has to be taken and I've taken my share. But never when the hunter can work close and make it a sure thing.

It is the ethic I was taught. You owe it to the game.
how is a well practiced 700 yard shot lrss sure than one that is closer?


and btw, how can you justify taking a long shot.. sometimes, but condemn a guy who doesn't have a problem with them anytime?
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:19 PM
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RR,
You still haven't made the case for taking a long shot when a short one would be possible. I thought this was about maximizing the odds for a clean kill, not treating big game like a varmint shoot.

Help me out here.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:29 PM
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I don't think he'd be any more dead if I would have shot him from closer range.
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