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Guessing, but I would say 60-70 yards. I think my farthest shot ever was around 150.
 

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Over the last 15 years my closest shot has been 120 yards and the longest at 409 yards. Average is probably 175 yards.
 

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I shot one deer in my life over 100 yards. I was in a open field and got one a bit over 200 yards.

But I would have to say besides that one, the average shot is less than 50 yards.

Closest was about four yards. And yes, with a gun. A 7-point ran directly under my tree stand one opening day.
 

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40 yards is average. Longest 100. In woods. We don't hunt fields.
I have take 2 deer with 2 shots all others have been 1 shot.
I don't think guys know there limitations. They just bang away....

some place I have hunted. My shots would only have been 30 yards max!
I enjoy hunting tight heavy cover.
 

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Longest shot was in NY-175 yards. I'd saw the average for the 52 deer (yeah, I'm one of those guys who writes that stuff down!) I have shot would be 75 yards.

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Umm somewhere around 50 to 80 yards for most if not all. Some closer by chance at times and some maybe just a touch over 100. Probably never over 120 yards. Just the way it works out.
 

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I am extremely fortunate in that I am a member of a camp where I could possibly shoot at a deer up to 1100 yards from select stands. I choose however to limit my range to 400 yards which based on my practice sessions is with-in my comfort zone. Through 50 years of deer hunting on the same PA tract, I would say my average shot has been 125 yards mainly because my primary stands are in large marsh areas.
 

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I've shot deer as close as the base of the tree I was sitting in (flintlock) and as far as 580 yards with a rifle. My 2nd longest was 397 yards.

If you discount those as the anomalies they are, I don't have many over 100-150 yards with a rifle. Maybe one or two (besides those two exceptions above).

With a rifle, my closest shot was about 10 yards. I've shot quite a few under 50 yards with a rifle. It's cool to make long shots and all, but the closer I can get them, the better I like it. :)
 

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Longest PA 225 yards. WV 275 Yds. Average shot with a rifle 80-90 yds. Slug gun 50-60 yds. Pistol 25 yds.
 

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Rifle... my furthest was in a potato field on a wild hog at 325 (Prone and a bipod) we were helping the farmer out. Deer, I never shot one over 60, with a bow, my furthest on a deer was 35, Turkey was 54 yds (He was full strut, and still. I still think god was with me on that one.)
 

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275 yds. on a whitetail buck in WV and 225 on a doe PA plus a 130 yd free hand heart shot on a PA doe. Groundhogs 425 & 427, but I haven't shot a groundhog in about 20 years, but believe I could easily extend that range now as I have much better equipment....
 

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My average over the last 12 years is 170 yards. That number is pulled down by the half dozen shot under 30. Most common shot at the primary stand is 150-175, but every now and then they pop out close. Longest was 365 seated under a hemlock on the edge of a cut hayfield, knees supporting. The 20 years prior, I was in thicker cover, with the average shot right around 60-70 yards, with the occasional spitting distance shot mixed in.
 

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I'd also say 50 to 75 yards. I hunt a nice travel corridor through some thick stuff and am 25 feet up in a tree. So I get shots fairly tight in. I did shoot an 8 point a few years back that I had in the scope for quite a while trying to make sure he was legal. He was about 60 yards away at one point, but by the time he stopped and a I got a good look he was about 110 yards. That's a fairly long shot for me.
 

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Guys the last post in this thread before today was in 2016.
 
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