Deer hunting - average distance

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  1. solocamin1

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    15 to 30 yards usually.
     
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    0-40 but most at 15-20 yards
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  4. CoveyMaster

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    10-40 yards.
    I harvested three deer last year with bow and arrow, two were at 10-12 yards and the third ranged at 33.

    Practice, practice, practice...I will say, you can only practice shot efficiency to a certain extent because a good deal of killing deer with a bow and arrow comes down to being able to release the arrow knowing and willing to kill the target. It's a different circumstance and frame of mind apart from target practicing....or it often can be.

    Starting with taking does is often a good idea for break in experience, even bow fishing is great experience for aspiring deer hunters. To be proficient, a hunter needs experience shooting at living, moving targets. It not only hones ones essential skills with elements of archery shooting but also ones frame of mind. In hunting, second guessing ones self at the crucial moment is the very thing that causes a great many wounded non-recoveries...many of those made by people that are normally very efficient shooting at the range at inanimate targets.
     
  5. biscuit

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    My food plots are no more than 20 yards wide by 60 yards in length. I have never shot at nor harvested a deer past 30 yards in my entire life of bow hunting.
     
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    My closet was under 5 and furthest was 20 on the spot. The average of all my shots is 12 yards.
     
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    15 to 30 I have shot one at 35 but it was wide open
     
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    My deer bowkils have ranged from 8-35 yards but my average is 15 yards. The 35 was mule deer in SD.
     
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    20-35 yards for me.
     
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    you can hunt and put a limit on your shot. the Thrill of the hunt is equal to the shot.IMHO
     
  11. ATbuckhunter

    ATbuckhunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I heard the average is around 17 yards which is about my average too.
     
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    all the deer i have gotten with my bow were about 10-20 yards...
     
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    I have shot deer from 7 - 30 yards...my average would be right about 18 yards.
     
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    For me...around 15-30 yards. My longest being 40.
     
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    usually 20 yards and under
     
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    Shot one last year on the ground at 40. 0 to 40 with an average of around 15 yards.
     
  17. Turro

    Turro Die Hard Bowhunter

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    So far for my 2 deer and bear I'm 17-20 yards all 3. Want to try and get one under 10. Not planning on adding much further


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    I try to take all my shots at 20-25 yds. I prefer that over the close ones. Better angle IMHO.
     
  19. Turro

    Turro Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Off the ground I agree about the angle. I'm looking for a close one on the ground.


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  20. Jacob1

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    15-25 for me. 30 is my max for shooting at an animal.
     

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