I've always wanted to make it out west for some big game hunting where the ranges can be extended. Where I live and hunt here in FL, the woods are extremely thick yearound and ranges are pretty short unless your hunting powerlines or a field clearing of some sort. Three seasons ago I made my farthest deer kill at 57yds.(measured with a tape measure) using a handgun of all things. I've taken deer with a bow, crossbow(1st one this year), muzzleloader, rifles, shotguns(using slugs, haven't had much luck with buckshot), and handguns. My closest deer kills were both 5 steps(done twice-same spot but different years). Most of my hunting is from ground hunting in blinds I quickly make while in the woods. I've been hunting deer for almost 35yrs.. How far are your closest and farthest deer hunting kills?