Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - The ethical issue isn't the 350-yard shot. The real concern, as Boone and Crockett Club sees it, is hunters not trying to get a closer one.
Long-range shooting is a hot topic in hunting. Improved and specialized guns, gear, bullets and sniper skills are growing in popularity, stretching the lethal range of hunters further than ever before. But many hunters wonder how it all fits with traditional, ethical standards. How far is too far to be considered fair chase?
Boone and Crockett adopted a new position statement to help define the ethics of taking game from long range.
"It's not about distance; it's about intent," said Bill Demmer, Club president.