For about 3 years running I asked the hunters on this forum for some first shot info, which averaged out at about 180 yards. I think that is a good thing that it is not much further. So, since I have not done it for a couple years I thought I would toss it out there again and please join in.
Here is the criteria for rifle shooters hunting in Alaska only.
"What was the distance of the first shot you took with your center fire rifle at an unwounded big game animal this year and was more then one shot required to kill the animal"?
That is it folks, nothing else. Only hunting in Alaska, rifles only, no other weapons please, no small game please.
I am apparently on the don't kill list and I failed to connect again this year. But, I did range the dandy bull caribou my buddy took with his .300 Win. Mag. and it came in at 380 yards. One kneeling shot from my sticks and the caribou fell over and stayed where he laid!
I will average out the results by the end of November and let every one know how we Alaskan hunters did.