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Close Shots

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. 

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wow. thats pretty darn close,

wow. thats pretty darn close, Mine is 10yrds on a deer with a 30-30

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First deer was at 11 yards

First deer was at 11 yards with a 30-30.  Thought that was close, as I was sitting on the grouns against a tree.  Well, second deer the following year was 6 yards..... lol

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Well, that depends if you

Well, that depends if you count vertical distance. I've shot deer directly underneath my stand that I could spit on, horizontal distance of 2 feet. But the vertical distance, can be as much as 45 ft. Shock!

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This is what hunting is all

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. 

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A PO brown bear at about 10

A PO brown bear at about 10 feet

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Did you have a backup shooter

Did you have a backup shooter or were you the backup and the guy ducked?Shock!

I was turkey hurting and I had a doe duck to get under my gun barrel as I had it propped on my knee in the ready position. It was all I could do to kept from laughing. But the bird was coming.

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buck fever

ecubackpacker wrote:

Did you have a backup shooter or were you the backup and the guy ducked?Shock!

I was turkey hurting and I had a doe duck to get under my gun barrel as I had it propped on my knee in the ready position. It was all I could do to kept from laughing. But the bird was coming.

One of my hunter got buck fever.

I don't think I could of helped myself if a doe got that close to me, I would have lost that turkey. Whistling

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I would have pulled the

I would have pulled the trigger if it had been deer season. But I would have waited to she walked a little farther away. I wouldn't like to get splattered with blood.

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