Just wondering if:
Anyone else have any self imposed hunting standards they limit themselves to? Things like headshots only on rabbits and grouse while using a 22lr? Only shots under or over a certain distance with a particular rifle setup?
In this day and age you can build a rifle capable of reaching way out there, but do you limit your self to XX yardage in order to test your hunting skills better?
I limit myself to headshots only on small game with when using a 22lr. And keep the distances within 50 yards. Yes I miss more, but I like the self imposed challenge.
With big game, I prefer to be as close as possible. If the animal is "way out there" I want to get to him, or call him to me, before I make the kill.
With open sighted rifles I like my targets no more than 100 yards, preferabbly a lot closer than that.
With scopes within 300 yards.
Shotgun hunting has its own limitations due to the weapons capability.