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Milan Junior Camp - Fort Collins
Fort Collins Soccer Complex - 3955 NW Frontage Rd.
Fort Collins, CO
Sports Authority
(970) 377-9243
Front Range Village Center, 4417 Corbett Drive
Ft. Collins, CO
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Specialized Bicycle Dealer
Specialized Bicycle Dealer
202 West Laurel Street
Fort Collins, CO
Scott`s Sharpening Service
(970) 204-9874
101 Ladiga Street Southeast
Jacksonville, CO
The Flying Archer
(970) 282-4445
2300 West County Road Suite 38E
Fort Collins, CO
Dick's Sporting Goods
(970) 461-9762
The Shops at Centerra
Loveland, CO
Lee`s Cyclery & Fitness
(970) 226-6006
Harmony & Lemay
Fort Collins, CO
Cutlery & More
(970) 223-5600
Foothills Fashion Ma
Fort Collins, CO
(970) 482-0822
4041 Platte Drive
Fort Collins, CO
Complete Automotive Repair
(970) 223-6623
2411 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO

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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