I love to bow hunt, so this isn't really something I'll deal with personally, but I once witnessed my uncle drop a deer with a rifle from a tree rest at 320 paces. At the time, I didn't think much about it. I wasn't impressed with killing the deer at that range with a rifle. I was a young hunter, and wrote a story about it. Some people read it and sent me some comments. For probably 15 years, one particular comment never jumped out at me. But recently, as I read back over it, it suddenly did.
The reader said, "Your uncle must be a crack shot! I've never heard of anyone attempting an offhand neck shot on a deer at 320 paces with a .223."
My ego blinded me from the skill in what my uncle had achieved. He had told me later when I asked, "Why the neck?" that "I don't like them body shots. They mess up all the meat."
Hunting takes many shapes and forms. I'm learning to be careful of what I call "easy" and "hard".