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THE PIG STICKER
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Just was wondering how far you guys shoot at game. I try to make all of my hunting shots 25yards or less. I am comfortable up to 35 when shooting in my back yard.
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Same as you

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20yards max right now

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Same thing, 20, 25 yds hunting with these old eyes, more and things start to open up. I practice up to 40 yards sometimes for fun out to 60, makes things tighter up close [Smile]

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I generally practice at 20 - 25 yards in my back yard but prefer my hunting shots to be around 15-18 yards,

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I try to keep my hunting shots 25 yds and under.
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5 steps or less

I am more concerned with hunting than shooting

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It depends; however, my average shot distance on deer is around 14 yards.
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20-25 practice. 15-20 hunting

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All my animals taken are between 7 and 25 yards. I practice beyond that but I can really see the arrow dropping off after 25 yards so I stay under that.
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Under 25 yards.preferably under 15.
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Of my eleven elk, closest was 8 yards, furthest was 21 yards. Deer out to maybe 25. I try to set my stands for 15-18 yard shots on whitetails as it seems beyond that they are more likely to jump the string, closer the downward angle gets chancier for a double lung shot and it's easier to get busted by noise and motion.

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20 yards and in for me.

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I like 12-18 yards.....if things were perfect, and they never are, I would shoot out to 21-22 yds.

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well ... I hunt from the ground so too close is just often too close. I guess I like from 12 to 25 yards, my comfort zone anyway. Just shooting around, I like 0 to 40 I guess.

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