We hunt a lot of swamps and bays with thick cover. Most shooting lanes are cut in with feeders around. There are also large tracts of pines and timber planted in straight rows that allow longer shot. Then we have bean/corn fields or power line right of ways that allow longer shooting. Typical shots are 100-200 yards from elevated stands where anything can be taken responsibly from a .243 on up.
I'm so use to hunting thick cover that when I get into an area that allows a longer sighting distance it throws me for a little while. You go from picking out that horizontal patch of brown in a thicket to seeing for what seems like miles.
I'd love the opportunity to take a western trip someday but, the trip to Costa Rica for some fishing is first.