I'm just wondering, where does the hunting begin in such a scenario? I'm not being facetious. It's an honest question. When you shoot an animal at a thousand yards is it an act of hunting prowess or a great feat of marksmanship? I've never shot an animal, any animal, at anywhere close to a thousand yards so I have no idea what it feels like. Do you feel the same as when a big-game animal is 10, 20, 30 yards away? I've always thought the essence of hunting (for me, anyway) was the tangible sense that I am intimately connected with what I'm hunting.