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Team CC - Eagle River Store
(907) 694-3200
13140 Iris Way
Eagle River, AR
 
Sports Authority
(907) 277-6787
Tikahtnu Commons, 1200 N. Muldoon Road, Suite E
Anchorage, AK
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Alaska Mining & Diving Supply Inc
(907)279-6113,(907)279-6398
3222 Commercial Drive
Anchorage, AR
 
Alaska Cycle Center
(907)279-9478,(907)279-4086
1118 East 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AR
 
Anchorage REI Store
(907) 272-4565
1200 W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Mobile ATV Repair
(907) 694-7667
Hiland Drive
Eagle River, AR
 
Action Locksmiths & Security
(907) 279-7050
243 East 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AR
 
Anchorage Suzuki Arctic Cat
(907)272-5864,(907)272-5864
3054 Commercial Drive
Anchorage, AR
 
Alaska Raft & Kayak
(800) 606-5950
401 W Tudor Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Power Sports Inc
(907) 349-4512
6511 Brayton Drive
Anchorage, AR
 

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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