Average Shot distance - How Close Woodland Stalking

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Woodland Stalking Average Shot distance


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Ronin

Distinguished Member
Guys

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
 

Bandit Country

Well-Known Member
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? :lol:
 

stone

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

roe
point blank to 50yrds

fallow
100yrds approx

muntjac
50-100yrds

CWD
100-150yrds
 

stone

Well-Known Member
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
stone
 

paul k

Well-Known Member
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.
 

willie_gunn

Well-Known Member
redmist

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.

willie_gunn
 

K333ROE

Well-Known Member
Average shot distance

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

mole trapper

Well-Known Member
Personally i put 50-100 yds, in the last 7 years i probably have only shot two or three deer further than a hundred yards, could be to do with the nature of my permissions, it is probably more to do with my short sightedness and the fear of missing.
 
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