Without getting into the specifics of any one particular hunter, TV show, or event, I'll address my own personal thoughts on long-distance shots. When you get over "reasonable distances" - say 60 yards with a bow or 400 yards with a rifle (with variances in those numbers depending on situation), I feel that there are simply too many variables that come into play that cannot be controlled as they can be at the range. What's the wind doing halfway between here and there? What's the animal going to do in that extra 1/2 second of projectile travel time? What's that .00001 degree of angle error going to do at that distance when combined with those other factors? How tired are you from hiking? How jittery are you from the heat of the moment? I think some of this starts boiling down to ego and overconfidence rather than respecting the animal enough to get closer and make sure of a better shot. Just because I can hit a target at extreme distances doesn't mean I have any business taking those same shots at live animals. Leave long-distance shooting at the range.