1,100 Plus Yard Kill on a Mule Deer [Video]

How far is too far?


Just how far is too far when it comes to shooting at an animal?  Is there a point it becomes unethical to take a long shot?

Many hunters believe it is not really hunting if you are taking shots at an animal that is several hundred yards away.  In their minds, all you are doing is just shooting the animal that you have spotted from afar.

They think the challenge is getting close to the animal, that anybody can make long shots.

There are good arguments to both sides of the story.  Not just any body can make an ethical shot on an animal several hundred yards away.  But, isn’t the hunt being able to get close before you shoot?  How far have you shot to make an ethical kill?

And, a lot can go wrong with long distance shooting.

Everybody has their own opinion, and nothing will change that.

While you decide what is right for you, check out this video where David Hunter shoots a mule deer at 1,151 yards.

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Jason Houser
Jason Houser is an avid traditional bowhunter from Central Illinois who killed his first deer when he was nine years old. A full-time freelance writer since 2008, he has written for numerous national hunting magazines. Jason has hunted big game in 12 states with his bow, but his love will always be white-tailed deer and turkeys. He considers himself lucky to have a job he loves and a family who shares his passion for the outdoors. Jason writes full time and is on the pro staff of two archery companies; in his free time, he fishes and traps as much as possible.