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Closest and Farthest Shot on an Elk - Archery

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 02 10, 2021 •  [Post 1]

So campers, what was your shortest and furthest kill shot on a wapiti (with archery gear)? I'm talking first shot here, not a follow-up (get another arrow in the critter) shot.
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Re: Closest and Farthest Shot on an Elk - Archery

Postby Swede » 02 10, 2021 •  [Post 2]

My farthest has been 40 yards. My closest has been about 3-4 yards shooting downwards.
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Re: Closest and Farthest Shot on an Elk - Archery

Postby 7mmfan » 02 10, 2021 •  [Post 3]

Swede wrote:My farthest has been 40 yards. My closest has been about 3-4 yards shooting downwards.


What's your furthest pee shot on one?
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Re: Closest and Farthest Shot on an Elk - Archery

Postby Indian Summer » 02 10, 2021 •  [Post 4]

About 8 yards. He was busy on top of a cow and pretty much oblivious to me drawing.
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Re: Closest and Farthest Shot on an Elk - Archery

Postby Swede » 02 10, 2021 •  [Post 5]

7mmfan wrote:What's your furthest pee shot on one?


Since the question was on elk, I did not get to include my pee shot. I have reserved that for bears only. Usually elk get shot before they get too close. Once in awhile they come in from behind me and come very close as I am near the trail and often a water hole.
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Re: Closest and Farthest Shot on an Elk - Archery

Postby Elkhunttoo » 02 10, 2021 •  [Post 6]

Shortest was 55 and farthest was 55 :P
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Re: Closest and Farthest Shot on an Elk - Archery

Postby Trumkin the Dwarf » 02 11, 2021 •  [Post 7]

27 yards... with a longbow :mrgreen:
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Re: Closest and Farthest Shot on an Elk - Archery

Postby ishy » 02 11, 2021 •  [Post 8]

Closest was 12 yards, but I shot over the heads of a cow and calf at 3 and 5 yards to get the one angled perfect for a shot. I actually laughed silently when I drew and they all kept their heads down feeding. Farthest was 45.
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Re: Closest and Farthest Shot on an Elk - Archery

Postby Tigger » 02 11, 2021 •  [Post 9]

Closest was 34 furthest was 51
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