In the Eastern Sierra, we have a REALLY deep gorge with several rock outcropings facing southeast.
Deer bed daily on these rocks. Bighorn sheep also are on them occasionally.....the ones the cats' haven't caught yet.
Rangefinders make the best distance about 600 yards and recovery would be impossible or nearly so, if anyone was dumb enough to try the shot.
It is nearly 500 yards to the rim of the gorge above these beds with about a 70 degree rock slope. A marble sized pebble, kicked loose above the deer, sounds like a bowling ball in a garbage can, rolling down the slope.
Wind blows down this gorge, 24-7, 30mph, even on an otherwise windless day.
You can stand on the opposite side of the gorge and these bucks barely bat an ear. On a good day, it looks like the bunkhouse at the YMCA.