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Labarge Harkness and Company
(618) 465-7247
617 East Broadway
Alton, IL
 
Eddie`s Bicycle Shop
(618) 465-6755
3320 Fernwood Avenue
Alton, IL
 
Town & Country Lakes
(618) 377-0316
801 South Neunaber Drive
Bethalto, IL
 
Todd`s RV Services
(618) 931-0404
4165 State Route 162
Granite City, IL
 
Geil`s RV Center
(618) 797-6756
1036 Cote Brillante
Granite City, IL
 
Alton Pawn Shop
(618) 465-6185
601 East Broadway
Alton, IL
 
Helmkamp Auto Service Inc
(618) 377-6821
405 West Bethalto Drive
Bethalto, IL
 
Neumann`s Olde Oak Ridge Manufaurd HSNG Cmmnty Inc
(618) 259-7888
133 South Bellwood Drive
Bethalto, IL
 
MGM Lakeside Camping
(618) 797-2820
3133 West Chain Of Rocks Road
Granite City, IL
 
Breese Bikes
(618) 797-0434
3809 Pontoon Road
Granite City, IL
 

Making Your Long Shot

"Not by a long shot" used to mean bad odds for a gambler trying to fill an inside straight in five-card stud. Nonetheless, nearly every hunting catalog and magazine we look at these days bombards us with "long-range" ammunition, "long-range" optics, and "long-range" rifles.

Long shots in the 400-plus-yard range should never be attempted at whitetails unless you have practiced thoroughly and are using an adequate long-range rifle/ ammunition/optics combo that you have confidence in.

For most whitetail hunting situations in the eastern half of the country, "long-range" is pretty short. But consider this: One of the most common land units in rural America is a 40-acre field. And there is scarcely a whitetail rifle hunter living who hasn't at least once in his life been sitting in a ground blind or tree stand along one edge of a 40-acre field and seen a buck of his dreams feeding placidly at the fencerow on the opposite side.

How far away is that deer? Just a quarter of a mile, or 440 yards to be exact. Should you try that shot? Probably not. But the temptation can sometimes be overwhelming. Not to mention the growing amount of whitetail hunting occurring in the more open states of the Great Plains and West....

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