You are hunting elk in the mountains, and finally come across a cow elk that the guide says is worth taking. The rangefinder shows the distance is 875 yards, and you have a broadside shot. Your quarry is on a mountainside two small canyons away, and it is 6:30 PM. Even with perfect shot placement, you won’t get to where the elk went down until well after dark.

Do you take the shot?

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The shooter (inset) is aiming at a cow elk (main photo, just left of center above the scope) on a mountainside 875 yards away, two canyons distant, at 6:30 PM.
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