If we were talking about 500yds. I might not say anything. Moving it to 1000yds puts it into sniper range. I have no doubt 1000yd shots can be taken by a few. It would take a lot of training to be proficient at it, and then i'd like to what the odds are in the field of a miss. At it's best it has to be a low percentage shot. I've seen misses more than once on TV shows. I just watched one last night. 756 yds and he shot 2 ft over the deer. Spotter says. "You shot high". He takes another shot, and drops the deer. Was that a good percentage shot?
The problem I have is Joe Average sees shows like that, or threads like this, and thinks he can do it too. He's take a few shots at the range, and then goes in the field, and wounds an animal. My concern is always for the animal. Have enough respect for it to give it a fast kill. There's so many things that can go wrong with 1000yd shots that it can't ever be a sure thing. Only those who are highly skilled should attempt it. I think that list of hunters is very small.
Now, since you had to bring up my style of hunting. Let me talk about it a bit. Just so you understand me a little.
My dad started me hunting when I was 8 years old. Small game with a .22 to start off, and then when i was 11 years old he bought me a 30-30 for deer. Which I continued to use for elk and deer until now. With some ML recently.
What he drove into me from the beginning is to respect the animals. To never ever take a chancy shot. He taught me to give the animal evry chance to escape. To always still hunt, and let the animal be able to use all it's senses to beat me. I've never wavered from what I was taught. I cannot count the animals i've passed up, because the shot was chancy. Without bragging, because I was also taught to not do that either, I can say i've never taken a shot that didn't kill the animal in 61 years of hunting. I could never say this if it wasn't the self control my dad taught me.
Is my way the only way to hunt. Of course not. That would be ridiculous for me to say that. Everybody should hunt the way they like. I just want to see everybody do it in a responsible way that gives respect to the animal. If that means taking a 1000yd shot, and you can do it everytime? Good deal.