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Youth Elite Soccer
Various Locations in CT
Connecticut, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 376-4141
Lisbon Landing
Lisbon, CT
 
Kingfisher Fishing Charters
(860) 573-3614
Noank Shipyard
Mystic, CT
 
Rhino Linings of New London County LLC
(860) 446-8927
266 Bridge Street
Groton, CT
 
Accessory Warehouse
(860) 448-3192
375 Route 12
Groton, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 447-2886
Waterford Commons Plaza
Waterford, CT
 
Glynn Marine & RV Center
(860) 535-4976
764 New London Turnpike
Stonington, CT
 
Mystic Indoor Tennis
(860) 572-0632
90 Welles Road
Mystic, CT
 
Rose City Cycle Inc
(860) 445-6745
1360 Gold Star Highway
Groton, CT
 
Bicycle Barn Groton
(860) 448-2984
1209 Poquonnock Road
Groton, CT
 

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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