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#6469009 - 09/26/16 01:14 PM Bowhunting shot distance
buckedup Offline
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Registered: 09/13/16
Posts: 29
What is the farthest distance you are willing to take a shot with a bow?

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#6469051 - 09/26/16 01:28 PM Re: Bowhunting shot distance [Re: buckedup]
Wacm Offline
Tracker

Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 544
Loc: Wimberley, Tx
Lots of variables but for a calm feeding whitetail I'll shoot 50y
On alert whitetail 30y

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#6469063 - 09/26/16 01:34 PM Re: Bowhunting shot distance [Re: buckedup]
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Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/05/08
Posts: 1612
Loc: Bandera County
Depends on the distance you practice at and feel confident. For me personally 30 yards extremely
Comfortable.

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#6469086 - 09/26/16 01:51 PM Re: Bowhunting shot distance [Re: buckedup]
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Registered: 08/12/05
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Depends on the animal

I killed a pronghorn at 86 but no way would I try that on a whitetail.

If I had a good shot I might try on a mule deer or elk
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#6469087 - 09/26/16 01:52 PM Re: Bowhunting shot distance [Re: buckedup]
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26497
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
40ish for WT 70 for pigs... if all possible ill let them get as close as possible.. 25-30yrds is money
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#6469172 - 09/26/16 02:43 PM Re: Bowhunting shot distance [Re: buckedup]
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Woodsman

Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 139
Loc: NE Texas
30-35 for me. I can stack arrows up to 50 yards, but lot's of variables come into play past 30 and the room for error gap increases way too much.

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#6469174 - 09/26/16 02:48 PM Re: Bowhunting shot distance [Re: buckedup]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1148
Loc: Houston, TX
I saw Nick Mundt on Bone Collector stick an arrow through both hindquarters on a BIG buck. Didn't look more than 30 yards. I hope you guys shoot a lot better than these TV dbs.

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#6469255 - 09/26/16 03:27 PM Re: Bowhunting shot distance [Re: buckedup]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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For me the comfortable range is 25 yards or closer. I can shoot comfortably out to 30-35 at paper but would not take the shot at just any deer. Those ranges are the same for bow or crossbow for me. My bow is not the fastest and crossbow is a bit louder. I can read the deer's body language well enough to know whether to shoot him or wait.
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#6469269 - 09/26/16 03:32 PM Re: Bowhunting shot distance [Re: buckedup]
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Registered: 10/25/04
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My furthest shot was 25 yards. I would put a max of 30 yards on myself and that's the MAX. I practice to 40 or 50 and I will take the closest I can get.

Just like with a gun, there are people who shoot better at 300 yards than I do at 75, there are people who shoot better at 50 than I do at 15. Keep yourself within your capabilities and you should be fine.
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#6469288 - 09/26/16 03:43 PM Re: Bowhunting shot distance [Re: buckedup]
txtrophy85 Offline
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So many variables on long range bow shots make it tough.


If I had my choice I like them right around the 20 yard mark.

I've seen great shots drill one at 70 then whiff one at 30


I've missed some chip shots and hit a few Hail Marys


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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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#6469324 - 09/26/16 04:12 PM Re: Bowhunting shot distance [Re: buckedup]
Eyesofahunter Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/11/15
Posts: 292
Loc: Hill Country of Texas
Just like using a rifle it is your comfort level and what the animal doing? 40yrd is my limit and prefer it to be half that.

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#6469660 - 09/26/16 07:34 PM Re: Bowhunting shot distance [Re: buckedup]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 09/21/11
Posts: 257
Loc: Houston Tx
OK, good question if you are a novice bow hunter. All good responses above but just so you know, you are going to have to track and find that deer you just arrowed. You put a razor sharp broad head through the boiler room you should have a kill and an excellent trail to track. The worse your shot the less likely a kill and the harder it is to track.

So if you can track like a blood hound go ahead and take that long shot. If you are developing your tracking skills, may want to stay at 20 yards max broadside on a deer that is not on full alert. Best of luck to you and hope you fill your tags.

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#6469729 - 09/26/16 08:09 PM Re: Bowhunting shot distance [Re: buckedup]
sqiggy Offline


Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1910
Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
Originally Posted By: buckedup
What is the farthest distance you are willing to take a shot with a bow?
The question should be how close can you get!! up
For me, 7 steps. It's not how far I can shoot, but how close I can get.
But, my longest kill shot is 32yds. Next is 25. Every thing else has been 20 or less, on average, 15yds.

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#6469734 - 09/26/16 08:15 PM Re: Bowhunting shot distance [Re: buckedup]
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4314
Loc: Burleson Texas
My feeders are set up at 25 yards. 20 yard pin in front and 30 yard pin in back of the feeder. That is where I stay. I can take 40 to 50 yards but never had to and really don't want to.
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#6469878 - 09/26/16 09:15 PM Re: Bowhunting shot distance [Re: buckedup]
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 6070
Loc: DFW
This is my first year with a crossbow and I am confident out to 30 yards but my plan this year is 20-25 yards.

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