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Dick's Sporting Goods
(219) 924-2237
10251 Indianapolis Blvd
Highland, IN
 
Bike Pro`s
(219) 738-2453
640 West 81st Avenue
Merrillville, IN
 
Gander Mountain
(219)793-1700, (219)793-1710
1630 Southlake Mall
Merrillville, IN
 
Cash Indiana Pawn Shop
(219) 962-5626
855 Central Avenue
Lake Station, IN
 
Dunes U Store
(219) 938-3800
6880 Melton Road
Gary, IN
 
Valpo VIP Men's Soccer Camp
(219) 464-5059
1009 Union St.
Valparaiso, IN
 
Sports Authority
(219) 942-3500
3201 E. Lincoln Highway
Merrillville, IN
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Gutridge Inc
(219) 922-1711
144 South Broad Street
Griffith, IN
 
Emerald Trails
(708) 672-8700
3043 East Goodenow Road
Crete, IL
 
General Rental Center of Lynwood
(708) 474-4499
General Rental Center of Lynwood
Lynwood, 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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