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Jim Harte's Marauder Soccer Camp
P.O. Box 15221
Clearwater, FL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(813) 920-5700
8100 Citrus Park Town Center
Tampa, FL
 
Play It Again Sports
(727) 781-7700
35181 USHighway 19 North
Palm Harbor, FL
 
El Monte RV
(727) 712-2333
1015 Illinois Avenue
Palm Harbor, FL
 
Advantage Tire Truck Center
(813) 855-0069
650 Douglas Road East
Oldsmar, FL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(727) 791-8580
Countryside Centre
Clearwater, FL
 
Chainwheel Drive
(727) 786-3883
32796 USHighway 19 North
Palm Harbor, FL
 
Over the Edge Bikes
(727) 771-8575
675 Alderman Road
Palm Harbor, FL
 
Dorado Marine/Bob Lickert`s Custom Yachts
(727)786-4989 , (727)786-4842
720 Florida Avenue
Ozona, FL
 
Tradewinds Trading Company
(813) 891-9947
180 Race Track Road North
Oldsmar, FL
 

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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