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    Question What is The Shortest Range you have taken any game?

    And what gun or bow??

    I'll start it off:

    Island Blacktail with crossbow - 2.5 feet.

    Alberta Pronghorn - 300 Weatherby Mag - 12 yards (cut it in half).

    NWT Wolverine - 22 pistol - 4 feet (defensive forehead shot).

    Alberta whitetail - 12 gauge - 8 feet (back of the noggin when it jumped).

    Warthog - Zimbabwe - 45 Colt 1911 - 6 feet face on.

    There have been others, but these ones simply came first to mind...

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    Re: What is The Shortest Range you have taken any game?

    Bow black bear 4yards

    shotgun coyote 10 yards

    rifle black bear 6 yards

    Muzzleloader blacktail 15 yards

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    Re: What is The Shortest Range you have taken any game?

    Pack rat. .177 air pistol. muzzle two inches from its head in a cabin while Caribou hunting.

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    Re: What is The Shortest Range you have taken any game?

    Two wolves. One at 25 yards and one at 20 after he stepped closer. That was this year after they had been shot at the day before and we found out later one had been killed a week before we showed up.
    Other than that some blacktails inside 50 yards probably some as close as 20 yards.

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    Re: What is The Shortest Range you have taken any game?

    White tail 24 feet. 270 in like a pencil, out like baseball.
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    Re: What is The Shortest Range you have taken any game?

    IronNoggin, is there a story behind the wolverine?

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    Re: What is The Shortest Range you have taken any game?

    Bow 8ft, 46” moose
    Bow 20 ft Couger
    Bow 12 yards black bear
    Bow 8 ft raccoon

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    Re: What is The Shortest Range you have taken any game?

    First deer I ever shot was 15 feet with 7mm RM with iron sights. I was 16

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    Re: What is The Shortest Range you have taken any game?

    Elk at +/- 30’ with a 300 gr accubond from a 375H&H! Moosin
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    Re: What is The Shortest Range you have taken any game?

    about 30 inches


    My buddy saw some elk as we were driving to a spot. We stopped and he legged it up a powerline trying to get ahead of them. So I sat on my knees in a clearing beside a small fir in the off chance he spooked them back my way or a straggler came through. No elk came back my way but a little WT fork did. I drew slowly as he approached but he walked right at me. I actually leaned back a bit when I released the arrow because I wasn't sure the arrow would clear the bow before it hit the deer.

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