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    Making 1000yrd shot is not what I call hunting. Your thoughts

    So..After watching an episode of Best of the West and listening to all those guys promote their "Super scopes" is about to put me into a fit of rage. Shoot'n critters 1000+ yrds away is not what hunting is about is my opinion. They preach of adjusting their scopes for windage that they detect...Well heres a novel thought....You really think the wind is blowing the same on the other side of the canyon over 1000 yards away?????? Isn't half the hunt making the stalk. What are your thoughts? Sorry, but I had to vent.

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    +1..I dont believe its right to be risking a wounded animal when so many variables you cannot control are at play. I am sure for every animal killed at that distance plenty more are wounded and not talked about...Congrats to guys who can make those shots, but i believe those shots should be at paper and metal plates only. not live animals.

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    I feel the sameway about guys taking 78 yard shot with there bow, on tv, and bragging about it. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

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    Amen...As true hunters e owe the animals way more respect than that..

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    I'm pro long range but I don't care for BOTW. They push Huskemaw so much it's getting really annoying. They act like you have to have a Huskemaw to make long distance shots. They have big egos and their ideas aren't even original. Anyway, wounding animals is part of the game; especially with bowhunting. I can't tell you how many times I've turned on the tube and watched a deer get shot in the guts by a bow and arrow. I've actually been surprised several times that they showed it on tv. Unfortunately, I've also seen it first hand by other people at close ranges with a rifle. A lot of it depends on one's ability and the knowledge of their weapon. Everyone has wounded one at some point, but I have become so obsessed with my rifles that I know what my limitations are. I have taken and will continue to take a lot of game out to, and eventually past 800 yards. Patience is huge, I don't take shots I'm not comfortable with. It just depends on the situation and the variables you mentioned. Bottom line: Shooting 1k is awesome.
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    I believe it is each hunters choice.I don't shoot over 300yds with my rifle or 40yds with my bow at game .I practice shooting farther than that.My hunting partner is in to longe range shooting and shoots out to 600yds all the time and is very comfortable with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkoholic307 View Post
    Bottom line: Shooting 1k is awesome.
    What's so awesome about it? What does it prove? Does it prove your not capable of getting any closer? I don't care how much skill someone has or how much they practice, or how patient they are. None of those are even relevant. It's all about what is ethical and what is not. Unfortunatley, ethics vary from person to person.
    I recognized long ago that if I have a warehouse full of guns, but no public land or public wildlife, I have nothing!

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    I think its a personal choice for each hunter. Its nothing over 300/40 for me...
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    Completely irresponsible. Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to the Chuck Adams shooters too.

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    For me that is why I bow hunt, I love the thrill of having to get close.
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