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    Question This years shot distance....

    For the last 2 years I have been asking you guys what the distance was from you to the animal when you fired your first shot at the animal you decided to take. For the last 2 years the distances all of us have posted for the first shot has averaged out to about 180 yards. I did not shoot any thing this year but I cooked some good meals on the boat! My friend shot a 52" Koyukuk bull at about 80 yards with a 180 grain X bullet. My other friend turned down a shot at about 200 yards because he could not bring him self to cut the antler of a 65" or better moose!

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    This year I took 6 shots at three animals. All hit, but it's not the performance I'm used to. One was on a black bear at 107 yards. Three were on a black bear at 15, 15, and 7 yards (spot and stalk, not over bait). Two were on a goat at 202 yards.

    Makes my average 91 yards.
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    -1 9.2ft Brownie at 30-32 yards
    -2 Blackies one at 20 yards & one at about 3 feet

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    325 yards on the moose we got. Ruger M77 MKII. From the rock in the background....


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    2 black bears- One at 17 yd.(bow) and the other at 23 yd.(bushmaster)
    Texas hog- 25 yds.(bow)
    Moose- 75 yds.(bushmaster)

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    wifes moose.... 65 ~ yards

    my moose ~35 yards

    daniels moose~70 yards

    my bear~ 150 yards that moved Bills moose from ~45 yards to 150 when i shot the bear...he still got it though...

    that was our september shootiing.
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    Default Shots

    Steves Black Bear 8 yards
    My black bear 10 yards
    Ruths Stag 157 yards ( 2 shots both hits)
    My Tahr 310 yards (3 shots 3 hits)
    My Stag 203 yards ( 2 shots both hits)
    Ruths NZ Ram 70 yards
    My NX Goat 50 yards
    Chris's Moose 115 yards
    Chris's Caribou 140 yards
    Lonnies Goat 418 yards (3 shots 2 hits)
    My goat 230 yards ( 3 shots 2 hits)
    My Antelope 370 yards


    Unless mentioned 1 shot 1 Kill

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    Four deer, four shots.

    1. 50 yards

    2. 40 yards

    3. 150 yards

    4. 60 yards

    Two standing, two running.
    It doesn't matter what you miss them with.

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    I know I'll regret posting this but...411 yds on a black bear using a 338 win mag with a BC recticle. I ranged him and had time to set up.

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    I made it back to where I killed my moose when I was out rabbit/grouse hunting last week. Borrowed my neighbor's range finder to take with me. 377 yards. By far the longest shot I've ever taken at an animal (over twice as far, in fact). I had the perfect set-up and time to wait for the perfect shot....never would have done it otherwise. Did it with a 270, VX-I w/Long Range Duplex reticle, 140 gr. Accubonds.
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    The caribou I shot was at about 100 yards.

    A nicer bull, that I didn't take a shot at, popped up out of a draw about 20 yards away. It immediately sensed me and clumped up with about 10 other animals that ran right past me. On the lowest power of my scope all I could see was fur.

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    I fired my rifle exactly one time this hunting season.
    Mountain Goat 315yds

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    My daughters moose was 1 shot at 125 yards / 30-06 / 180 grain bullet

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    Dall Sheep - one shot at 210 yards (300 Mag)

    Mt. Goat - 8 shots 400 to 500 yards, then final shot at 50 yards (300 Mag)

    Deer - 2 shots at 50 yards (300 Mag)

    20 ducks - 50 shots at 5-40 yards (12 gauge)

    24 rabits - 50 shots at 3-20 yards (12 gauge)

    1 spruce hen - 4 shots at 10 yards (44 Mag)

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    My Moose- 1 shot @ 28yds (archery) 20 yard recovery...

    My Wolf- 1 shot @ 35yds (.338WM/250gr.) Dropped it...

    4 spruce grouse- 6 shots @ 10-25yds (.22 singleshot rifle) Strictly going for headshots...

    1 BIG FAT ruffed grouse- 1 headshot @ 15yds (.22-250) I was coyote hunting...

    My son's moose- 1 shot @ 22yds (archery) 45 yard recovery...

    Buddies moose- 1 shot @ 45yds (.270/150gr.) 30 yard recovery...

    That's about a 25.5 yard average shot for all 9 critters OR 36 yard average for just big game. Good times-Good times....

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    325 yards- goat 338win mag
    200 yards- fox 325WSM
    150 yards- wolf .223 (out of a conteder pistol with a witness)
    Oh, and Lujon your secrets safe with me!!!

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    one shot one black bear w/ recurve bow 30 yards

    one shot one moose 25 yards, 7mm

    one shot one grouse 25 yards 12 ga.

    one shot one grouse w/ recurve bow 20 yards

    one shot one grouse 15 yards .22 rifle

    one back up shot on brown bear 100 yards .338 rifle

    a few ducks and a bunch of shots 20 to 40 yards bps 12 ga.



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    One deer at about 50yards and blackbear at about 30 yards,no second shots or tracking.The two gut piles looked almost like one big pile

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    A few dozen Caribou at 10 feet, all head shots.

    A few dozen Caribou from 50-150 yards, mostly head shots with a few neck shots.......with a few individuals body shot at 300-400 yards according to the situation.

    A BrownBear, Wolves,Muskox and all the Birds, Beaver, Muskrats, ect. were pretty close.
    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

    "Dam it all", The Beaver told me.....

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    My caribou - ~300 yards

    Wife's caribou - 60-80 yards

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