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I'm just curious:

What is the average distance rifle shot you take on a whitetail deer?  My shots are usually between between 50 and 150 yards, but I've taken them as close as 15 yards and as far away as 200 yards.

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Here in Idaho we mostly hunt mule deer.  Average rifle shot is 200 yds.

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Of the 130+ deer that I've taken here in Georgia my average shot is a little less than 30 yards.

I used to hunt with a 44Mag pistol. My average shot was less than 15yards during those years. The closest shot that I've taken was 5 yards and I've done that about 6 times.

The biggest buck that I've taken was at 10 yards and I was still-hunting.

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On elk and muleys, probably 200 average. Have taken a deer at 75, and an elk at 320.

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Last week:

250 yds.

60 yds.

90 yds.

90 yds.

130 yds.

200 yds.

Previous years:

140 yds.

80 yds.

120 yds.

20 yds.

140 yds.

100 yds.

90 yds.

130 yds.

You can do the math...

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Last week:

250 yds.

60 yds.

90 yds.

90 yds.

130 yds.

200 yds.

Previous years:

140 yds.

80 yds.

120 yds.

20 yds.

140 yds.

100 yds.

90 yds.

130 yds.

You can do the math...

Dang! How many deer can you shoot where you live? (legally) :-?

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Most of my deer hunting is divided between West Texas & Louisiana  ;)

West Texas shots range from 100 out to 250 yards

Louisiana most shots are less than 100 yards; many deer were killed with shotguns

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Last week:

250 yds.

60 yds.

90 yds.

90 yds.

130 yds.

200 yds.

Previous years:

140 yds.

80 yds.

120 yds.

20 yds.

140 yds.

100 yds.

90 yds.

130 yds.

You can do the math...

Dang! How many deer can you shoot where you live? (legally) :-?

How many deer?  Those were just the shots he was taking.  The deer got confused and ran toward him, changed his mind and was taken down with a shot in the butt as he ran away again.   ;D

Burley, you should go to the range more and you MIGHT be able to properly take a deer.   ::)

He's right, though.  How many are legally allowed there, Burley?

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usually less then 75 yds

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At my house on my property most of my shots have been 30 yards or less. On a farm I hunt near Antientm Battlefield most of my shots are between 100 yards, out to 225 yards. As I said in another link in here, I love my Model 70 .270, that 3x9x50 Pentax scope and those Hornady SST 130gr shells !!!

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I'm just curious:

What is the average distance rifle shot you take on a whitetail deer? My shots are usually between between 50 and 150 yards, but I've taken them as close as 15 yards and as far away as 200 yards.

The vast majority of the deer I shoot are within the same rang you mention here.  I have killed a few at around 200 yards, and one at 350 (shot her in the head too!).

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All the deer Iv'e killed have been at close range with my 270. Now I have poped some Groundhogs with the 270 useing a 100 gr way the heck out there. Did I mention that those Groundhogs are some good eating.

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My average shot is less than 50 yards.  My longest kill is a little over 100 yds.  I hunt in Georgia.  By the way, we can take a total of 12 deer in georgia during the season.  I couldn't afford to pay to have that many deer processed and I certainly wouldn't want to butcher that many myself.  Two or three a year gives us all the venison we need.  

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Dang! How many deer can you shoot where you live? (legally) :-?

Five tags on this end of the state.  Eastern end of the state gets an extra tag.  We can buy as many antlerless tags as we want each year.

If I had the desire and the money (on my end of the state), I could kill a doe a day from the first Saturday in October until the first Saturday in November.  Then the same from the first Monday in December until the first Saturday in January.

On the eastern end of the state (varies by county), the limit is two deer per day.  I could easily kill 10 deer a week on our lease.

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WOW!  I would be happy to be able to go out and get a second deer during the season.  Only allowed one deer here. :(

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