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#5230413 - 08/01/14 02:18 PM Effective Range for Bow Hunting?
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What do you consider your effective range for bow hunting whitetail deer? Notice I didn't ask what you think the effective range should be, just what your effective range IS! Just because you can't shoot a whitetail at 50 yards doesn't mean someone else can't. Of course, the bigger the animal the longer the range because of a bigger kill zone, but let's stick to whitetails.
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#5230436 - 08/01/14 02:30 PM Re: Effective Range for Bow Hunting? [Re: Bowhunt Only]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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I would like every shot within 30 but just because that is a chip shot.

Deer gives me the right shot at 50-60yrds shame on um
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#5230495 - 08/01/14 02:54 PM Re: Effective Range for Bow Hunting? [Re: Bowhunt Only]
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i'll shoot a deer to 40.
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#5230603 - 08/01/14 04:14 PM Re: Effective Range for Bow Hunting? [Re: Bowhunt Only]
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I like that forty range I could take one at 50 but everything would have to be right though. Great poll question.
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#5230639 - 08/01/14 04:33 PM Re: Effective Range for Bow Hunting? [Re: Bowhunt Only]
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Well this year I'm parking my training wheels bow so I'd say 30yds in perfect conditions. With my compounds I'll take a 50 yard shot all day long.
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#5230644 - 08/01/14 04:38 PM Re: Effective Range for Bow Hunting? [Re: bjankowski]
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Originally Posted By: bjankowski
Well this year I'm parking my training wheels bow so I'd say 30yds in perfect conditions. With my compounds I'll take a 50 yard shot all day long.


loser8 training wheels
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#5231283 - 08/02/14 06:44 AM Re: Effective Range for Bow Hunting? [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Originally Posted By: bjankowski
Well this year I'm parking my training wheels bow so I'd say 30yds in perfect conditions. With my compounds I'll take a 50 yard shot all day long.


loser8 training wheels


Heck yes, I feel like I'm riding a freaking unicycle shooting trad. There isn't much a challenge with compounds anymore for me. I've pretty much accomplished all I wanted to with compounds. I even put the bow I shot pro with on Ebay fully rigged, even threw in the side quiver and arrows.

To me these day a successful hunt is completely different today than it was 45 or 50 years ago. Some of the best hunts I've ever had these day I didn't even fling an arrow, back in the day my motto was "If it's brown it's down!"
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#5231505 - 08/02/14 10:39 AM Re: Effective Range for Bow Hunting? [Re: bjankowski]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: bjankowski
Originally Posted By: Navasot
Originally Posted By: bjankowski
Well this year I'm parking my training wheels bow so I'd say 30yds in perfect conditions. With my compounds I'll take a 50 yard shot all day long.


loser8 training wheels


Heck yes, I feel like I'm riding a freaking unicycle shooting trad. There isn't much a challenge with compounds anymore for me. I've pretty much accomplished all I wanted to with compounds. I even put the bow I shot pro with on Ebay fully rigged, even threw in the side quiver and arrows.

To me these day a successful hunt is completely different today than it was 45 or 50 years ago. Some of the best hunts I've ever had these day I didn't even fling an arrow, back in the day my motto was "If it's brown it's down!"


I shot my buddys traditional bow the other day just for funzzies and it didn't go over so well... first shot went over the backstop and into a pond... just handed him the bow and $5 and said im done.
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#5231629 - 08/02/14 12:25 PM Re: Effective Range for Bow Hunting? [Re: Bowhunt Only]
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I'm gonna get into recurve shooting, I enjoy the simplicity of it

I simply have too many irons in the fire right now, just bought a fly rod and am gonna master that before I move on to anything else
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I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5231667 - 08/02/14 01:17 PM Re: Effective Range for Bow Hunting? [Re: Bowhunt Only]
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Not sure you ever master a fly rod or a recurve.
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#5232009 - 08/02/14 06:33 PM Re: Effective Range for Bow Hunting? [Re: cmc]
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My longest kill shot is 32 yds, but that wasn't a deer. Been bow hunting since 85 and that 32 yd shot happened last year. That has been my longest shot ever at a live target. All my deer shots on average are about 16 to 17 yds. Never had a shot at a deer more than 22 yds.
Guess you can say I like them short and sweet!!! cheers

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#5232023 - 08/02/14 06:56 PM Re: Effective Range for Bow Hunting? [Re: sqiggy]
ChrisB Offline
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Registered: 12/20/06
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I try to keep my shots to 30 yards. Much farther than that and you have a chance they will move before the arrow gets there. I have shot pigs at 50 and a turkey at 60 though.

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#5232130 - 08/02/14 08:48 PM Re: Effective Range for Bow Hunting? [Re: Bowhunt Only]
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My preferred range is 30 and under, but if the circumstances are right I could go to 40. Most of the time the circumstances aren't right.
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#5232208 - 08/02/14 09:40 PM Re: Effective Range for Bow Hunting? [Re: Bowhunt Only]
cmorsch Offline
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Registered: 08/16/11
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Loc: Midlothian, TX
I like to keep my shots under 40 yards but that is not always possible. I limit my range to 70 yards currently as that is as far as I can shoot and still keep my groups as tight as I want.

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#5232668 - 08/03/14 10:02 AM Re: Effective Range for Bow Hunting? [Re: cmc]
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Originally Posted By: cmc
Not sure you ever master a fly rod or a recurve.



probably not.


I figure i'll be close enough when they ask me to star as Brad Pitts character in the remake of "A river runs though it"
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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