Ok, so this post may get some people talking. When it comes to bowhunting, it’s typically about getting as close as you can to the deer. But out West, bowhunters practice and get opportunities to shoot deer at much longer ranges than most East coast or Mid-West folks do.
In this case, my friend Dave did just that.
“I shot it in Wyoming during 2010 archery deer season with a Rage 3 blade and Mathews Switchback bow set at 70 pounds. He was initially at 80 yards but moved out to 102 while my brother and I got caught up talking about the best way to stack pins on my sight.
I told my brother that if we could get closer, I would try and throw an arrow at him. Well, that’s as close as we could get out on the prairie. The arrow broke his shoulder bone hit the heart and was lodged in the opposite shoulder.
It is all about confidence in your equipment and your ability practice, practice, practice.”
Would you have taken the shot?
Tomorrow after work, Dave and I will be doing a long range test…..on video. That should be interesting.
What’s the longest distance you ever shot at or killed a deer with your bow?
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