In real life, a shot at a running deer might occur at any time, from any distance, and in any kind of cover. In our case, we knew exactly where the buck was and where he was going. This was essential. With only 6 yards in which to pick him up and fire, we agreed the chances of getting a shot without any warning were nil. But regardless of how much time you have, the requirements are the same: Identify the target, mount the gun, swing, establish your lead, fire, and keep swinging. Our guns, scopes, and ammo were the same as in the snap-shot event.