With everyone obsessed with shooting for distance with either a bow, rifle, or handgun what is the closes shot that you have taken with any weapon? I have a 5 pt bull elk at 3 yards with a bow and a 4x3 deer at 3 feet with a handgun.
This is what hunting is all about! You've got me beat though. I've had a spike step on my boot once (sorry, just not gonna shoot a spike on the second day of a Nevada elk hunt) but the closest was either a muzzleloader mule deer in NV or a rag horn elk with the '06 in Idaho at about 10 yards.
As the allure of hunting big whitetails becomes more and more a passion for many, we are finding that the recent (historically speaking) popularity of hunting deer from a tree stand is becoming the way to do it. I'll make no statement either for or against that technique here. This will be simply an essay on what I feel are some outstanding rifles for tree stand use.
Before we go even one more step, let's all remember that safety is first and foremost for anyone wanting to hunt...