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Maine Premier Soccer and Portland Phoenix
Portland Sports Complex, 512 Warren Ave
Portland, ME
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(207) 541-1919
87 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
 
Bare Knee Point Kayak Rentals
(207) 283-4455
45 Camp Ellis Ave
Saco, ME
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 828-4950
Mall Plaza
South Portland, ME
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 990-5932
Bangor Mall
Bangor, ME
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 828-4950
Mall Plaza
South Portland, ME
 
Sports Authority
(207) 773-7400
364 Maine Mall Road, Unit 2-200
South Portland, ME
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Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
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L.L.Bean Adventures
(888) 552-3261
RT 1
Freeport, ME
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 721-3074
131 Topsham Fair Mall Rd
Topsham, ME
 
Maine Premier Soccer and Portland Phoenix
Portland Sports Complex, 512 Warren Ave
Portland, ME
 

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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