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Question by browningboy. Uploaded on August 05, 2009
58 yards. Smoked a mulie in Utah. Ran about 300 yds with no lungs. All down hill. Tough little buck he was.
He was standing still and I had time to range him. I practiced up to 70 yds. Otherwise I would have never taken the shot.
12 yards, lol. They always seem to show up right under me. He ran much less than 100 yards.
A turkey at 50 yards he floped around about 6 yards farther maybe
About 35 yards. Squirrel. Cut him almost in half with expandible.......
After I practiced A LOT, I shot an elk with my recurve, instinctive shooting- no sights- at ~ 35 yards. He went about 80 yards and tipped over- TWANG, FLOP!
All my deer killed with a bow have been 25y or less. I took a squirrel at 31 yds once, he didn't go anywhere, shishkabob.
I once shot a nice buck that was seriously wounded by a rifle hunter at 72 yards. The range finders were in their infancy then and I had just purchased this one the week before. I knew that this animal had been hurt by looking through the binoculars I use in my tripod stand. There was no wind, no brush and I was using an adjustable sight that had been carefully sighted in at distances to 80 yards. The Thunderhead flew beautifully and the result was a very dead deer. He had been shot with a rifle just in front of the rear hind quarters and would have suffer badly for a while longer. I'm glad I took this shot, but I do not advocate this type of long range shooting with a bow to anyone. The deer was in good enough condition to eat but the meat did not taste good at all. I have never though the a deer that has been wounded and then chased or has been wounded for a while and then recovered will ever taste right.
Mature doe at 35 yards with an old Ben Pearson recurve, no sights, cedar arrow and Bear razorhead. It was my first shot ever at a deer and my arrow cut both Achilles tendons. That was in 1972 after returning to Ft. Benning from Viet Nam.
Those Bear Razorheads are darn good broadheads.
8 yards on a cottontail rabbit. It didnt run very far.
My first whitetail 10 or 15 yards.
woodchuck 40 yards he ran about 10 yards to his hole but died before he made it down
30 yrds and ran about 50yrds
My farthest shots were 53 and 63 both instances were pass thru on the heart. deer were lucky if they made it as far as i shot them from.
I shot a doe at 72 yrds with my mathews switcback 70 lb draw with a 75 gr. wasp bullet and the deer ran 100 yrds
The spot I hunt only offers shots up to 25 yards. i purposely chose a spot that has heavy cover, with one trail, that way I know where they are coming from and where they are going.
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