I hear from a lot of new archers that have questions about bowhunting range. It's probably the second most asked question is how far should I shoot when hunting. It wouldn't be right to give a particular yardage because how far one shoots is up to the shooter and their known shooting ability. As for me, I can hit a kill zone on a target at 30 yards, but when hunting, I'm going to take the closest shot that I can which for me is 20 yards and under because I want a quick-clean kill. There's nothing wrong with taking a 30 yard shot if it's within your effective range and you are confident the results of loosing an arrow will produce a kill. There's a difference from shooting a stationary target and a live animal. A live animal could be stationary or moving so the timing of the shot is important for a kill shot.