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    Effective (Confident) Range

    I would like to here what people feel their effective/confident range is killing an animal with a bow?

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    40yds, but 30yds is safer.

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    40 yards. I practice at 50 yards, but I have only shot one deer at 50 yards. I try and get set up for a 20-30 yard shot if possible, but I am hunting whitetails from a tree stand.

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    Shot last year at a buck at 60 yards conditions were right everything felt great. Released. Deer dropped his shoulders and I watched my arrow keep on going which has now limited me to 40 yards I can shoot all day at 100 yards but there is not a whole lot of variables while shooting a paper Target. I decreased my range due to variables that I learned the hard way with a big can of tag soup

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    Sounds like those 1000yd rifle shots.

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    I'm pretty deadly to 60, but draw the line on deer-sized game at 40. When setting up for whitetail, I like to be within 30, but most shots are around 20. Of the 36 deer I've shot with a bow, the farthest was just over 35, and that was my muley this fall. Of all the whitetails, the farthest was 32. If you ever hear me bragging about distances, it would be how close I was, not how far.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    Here we go again!

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    In the last 5 years I've killed 4 bulls with my bow and all shots were under 30 yards. The year I wasn't successful, I missed a 6pt at 25 yards. I practice out to 50 regularly but there are way to many variables and you don't always have time to range them. I'm all about patience and it has rewarded me well over the years. The kids and adults I've taught we usually go to several 3d shoots to give them real life experiences and they can tell at unknown yardages what their limits are.

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    I would be confident on an elk or mulie to 50. Elk especially.

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    Im confident out to 50 yards.

 

 

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