I've read alot where people have different view points about how long your shots should or should not be and the "ethical" view points from everyone. For myself, if my nerves would stay calm like they do when shooting 3-D in my back yard, I could take those 40-50 yard shots. But I dont because when I see a deer (even a doe) with my bow I STILL to this day (even after 16 years of hunting) get "buck fever". The shaking, rapid breathing, heart pounding, and its hard to control those emtions sometimes. Thats why I'm afraid of taking those shots out past 30-35 yards. I have no dought my "skills" are good enough, BUT when mixed in with the "buck fever" emotional response....I can't do it.....anyway...just rambling.