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Old 09-25-2018, 12:48 PM   #1
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Just curious how many are actually taking deer at long ranges (with a bow).

List your 3 most recent successful deer kill ranges.

18yds
32yds
25yds

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Old 09-25-2018, 12:53 PM   #2
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27yds
21yds
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:54 PM   #3
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Very similar to yours, these are compound kills. .

18 yards doe
15 yards doe
22 yards buck

Longest shot I ever took I missed. I shot at a mule deer buck in 2006 at 35 yards (ranged). I was shooting a longbow and had practiced to 45 from the suggestion of the guy who took me hunting. I lost focus and shot over it.
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:55 PM   #4
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30yds
30yds
40yds
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:55 PM   #5
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12 yds
16 yds
17 yds

However, I don't take shots longer than 20 yds
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:57 PM   #6
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16 yards Doe
22 yards Buck
17 yards Buck
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:01 PM   #7
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12 yds
16 yds
17 yds

However, I don't take shots longer than 20 yds
Good man. Now just waiting to see all the posts from the 'macho' archers
out there taking 50-60 yd shots.....
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:04 PM   #8
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don't know about whitetail, but was in New Zealand this summer and shot my Red Stag at 40 and Wild Ram at 50. Both spot and stalk. Most whitetail I shoot are under 20 since that is the distance to my feeders Spot and stalk generally necessitates longer shots.

Not macho, just that some animals won't let you get within 20. All depends on the style and animal you are hunting
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:06 PM   #9
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Good man. Now just waiting to see all the posts from the 'macho' archers
out there taking 50-60 yd shots.....
When I was younger and less experienced, I used to shoot out to around 35 yds. Ended up with a miss, plus some wounded deer. Through my experience, just too much can happen during arrow flight past 20 yds to result in a non-lethal shot. I could probably stretch it out to 25 or so, but I honestly feel most comfortable at 18 yds and in.
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:06 PM   #10
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Haven't took one yet with my bow but hopefully that changes this yr. If so it will be between 20 and 30 as my feeder is 25 from the blind.

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Old 09-25-2018, 01:06 PM   #11
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I witnessed Pernell shoot a doe on the lazy m 102 yard's laced it. Me not so much
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:07 PM   #12
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18
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14
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:07 PM   #13
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I witnessed Pernell shoot a doe on the lazy m 102 yard's laced it. Me not so much
And you didn't video something like that???

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Old 09-25-2018, 01:08 PM   #14
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12 yards
10 yards
15 yards
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:09 PM   #15
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Three most recent deer:
11 yards
7 yards
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:09 PM   #16
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Never shot a whitetail past 25 yards. Shot a pronghorn in Montana two weeks ago at 60 yards. Practice past that distance a lot. He only ran 40 yards and was just as dead as the whitetails I've shot under 25 yards.
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:10 PM   #17
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All my deer have been at or under 20yards.
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:11 PM   #18
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Mine are
15
15
20

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8
8
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:16 PM   #19
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Mine are:
22
28
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:16 PM   #20
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41, 15, 17
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:19 PM   #21
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25 Doe
23 Doe
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:19 PM   #22
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And you didn't video something like that???

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I didn't think it had a chance in h e l l
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:19 PM   #23
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6, 13, 32

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Old 09-25-2018, 01:21 PM   #24
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I didn't think it had a chance in h e l l
Fair enough. I wouldnt have either. Shot with fella the other day that claimed (before we shot) he could keep a softball sized group at 80 with no problem..... turns out he could barely keep them on the bag at 60...

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Old 09-25-2018, 01:22 PM   #25
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Can we add setting?
Popup
Blind
Ladder
Tripod
Bush blind
Stalking

I'm amazed at amything under 15 yds
How are you controlling your scent and sound????
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:23 PM   #26
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45 - Iowa buck, elevated tree stand
35 - Nebraska buck, elevated tree stand
22 - TX buck, elevated box blind

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Old 09-25-2018, 01:23 PM   #27
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I witnessed Pernell shoot a doe on the lazy m 102 yard's laced it. Me not so much
What was the flight time on that?
Like Dallas to Houston?
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:25 PM   #28
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All my deer have been at or under 20yards.
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:29 PM   #29
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As close as humanly possible... I think 5 yards is my closest
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:36 PM   #30
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Yeah it was crazy. I can promise you I can't shoot 50 yards worth of crap
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:46 PM   #31
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My longest is 40 yards spot and stalk on an axis. Most shots on whitetails are right at 20 yards. I think my furthest shot on a whitetail was 27 yards and my closest was 10 yards. Smart buck that wouldnt hang around so it happened fast. Smoked him with a rage he didnt got 60 yards.

Most whitetails I shoot are from a ground blind. But the 10 yard shot was last year on a cull 6 from a lean to. That was close quarters and fun.


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Old 09-25-2018, 01:49 PM   #32
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16yds

20yds

25yds
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:52 PM   #33
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Sounds like a DEER hunter should be VERY GOOD at 20, proficient at 40 and beyond that is just for fun.

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Old 09-25-2018, 01:53 PM   #34
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32 yds - elevated tree stand
18 yds - pop-up
13 yds - elevated tree stand
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:53 PM   #35
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20 yards, doe from a Pop up
12 yards, Buck from a ladder stand
15 yards, Doe from a ladder stand

My closest was my Fallow deer several years ago at 5 yards and my furthest was my Corsican at 37 yards. Don't like to take shots on deer past 20 yards, too many Ninja moves during flight.
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:54 PM   #36
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At that time the deer on the M was a little slow!
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:58 PM   #37
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7 yards
23 yards
41 yards
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:00 PM   #38
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12 yards
17 yards
17 yards
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:00 PM   #39
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Don't know exact numbers, just know every deer I have shot wether from a tree or a pop up have all been 20 yds or closer.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:01 PM   #40
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22 pop up
6 tree stand
27 pop up
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:02 PM   #41
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10 yards
15 yards
17 yards
all pop up blind shots
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:04 PM   #42
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12 yards
63 yards
33 yards
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:04 PM   #43
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all were under 25 yards,,,
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:08 PM   #44
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18-22 yards.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:10 PM   #45
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Still trying to get my first deer with a bow, but I’ve got several pigs at this point


19 yards
33 yards

I’m going to stay under 20 yards for my first deer. I wouldn’t have taken the 33 yard shot on a deer for sure, but it was a big so I figured WTH. Ended up hitting dang near perfect.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:13 PM   #46
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The last good buck I killed was further than I normally shoot, 35+ if I remember right. Late season, in a field.

I hunt in the woods 90% of the time and I try to keep my shots <30. I range a ring around my tree when I get set down and reference that ring for any shot opportunity.

More often than not, I’m out of range, but that’s bowhunting & what makes it fun. Being good (&lucky) enough to choose the right tree on the right day, then being able to get a clean shot off is exhilarating.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:14 PM   #47
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Have only shot 2.

17
20
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:14 PM   #48
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I have not and probably will not ever shoot deer over 30 yards. Hogs though are totally different and I carry old arrows just for pigs. I'll sling them way out there on a hog but i usually don't hit them.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:16 PM   #49
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34 yds - the longest
7 steps - the shortest
and a whole lot inbetween!!!
But on average, my shots are usually around 17yds.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:18 PM   #50
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12 yards Spike Buck Elevated Tree Climber
8 yards Spike Buck Elevated Tree Climber
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