View Poll Results: Woodland Stalking Average Shot distance

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  • 0 - 50 yds

    3 4.62%
  • 50 - 100 yds

    55 84.62%
  • 100 - 150 yds

    5 7.69%
  • 150 - 200 yds

    2 3.08%
  • 200 - 250 yds

    0 0%
  • 250 - 300 yds

    0 0%
  • Above 300 yds

    0 0%
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Thread: Average Shot distance - How Close Woodland Stalking

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    Distinguished Member Ronin's Avatar
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    Average Shot distance - How Close Woodland Stalking


    I am conducting research for a future article for the site and a shooting mag.

    Please be honest in the replies, I am only interested in stats not ethics and want to form a true picture of shot distances both on the hill and in woodland from a broad spectrum of the stalking community.

    If you add a reply to the poll and dont add a written reply that just fine.

    There is no hidden agenda here and I am not an anti, fishing for a story, I have posted the same question on UKV site where my username is Ronin.

    I will post the same question on Hill Stalking as I am unable to post a combined one as the poll is too large.

    Thanks in advance

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    Virtually all my stalking has been woodland and my record show the overall average falls in the 50-100 yards range.

    Redmist & Ronin eh? I don't suppose your stalking knife is a Tanaka is it?

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    redmist can't vote on the poll as i hav different records for different species of deer, but shall start with these

    point blank to 50yrds

    100yrds approx



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    Distinguished Member Ronin's Avatar
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    Thanks Stone

    the site poll function didnt allow multiple choice style answers within each distance.


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    My average is definitely within the 50- 100 yards in the woods.

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    no probs redmist
    they are an average of the distances i shoot most of these species at
    as for reds i hav only shot 5 stags and about 7 hinds and calfs and all of those bar one were within 50 metres both hill and woodland and all the sika i hav shot (5 i think)were all about 100 yrds on scottish forestry rides
    hope this helps in your survey

  7. #7
    In woodland or around it my average shot is 50 - 100 yards but quite a few are taken inside 50 yards and relatively few beyond 100 yards.

    This is not because I do not have confidence in the longer shots, I can shoot targets accurately to over 700 yards out, I just believe the name of the sport is stalking and enjoy gettig as close as I can.

    I find that I can get closer to muntjac and roe than I can fallow or reds, possibly because there's always one in a group of fallow or reds with its head up.

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    Looking back at my records since 2000, the average distance is just over 58 metres, the shortest 20 metres and the maximum 150 metres.

    Hope this helps.


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    Distinguished Member Ronin's Avatar
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    409 views and only 39 replies.... come chaps

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    Average shot distance

    The British Deer Society did a survey not long past on this amongst other woodland stalking stats. Contact them.

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