I think you said a mouthful there on difference in definitions, Ralph!
I can remember living in MT and you’re even more wide open type country than where I was!
Every time I would string up a 5wt rod to fish the Madison or Gallitin, by the time I got to water’s edge, the wind that seemed calm up at the truck, fired up and I couldn’t get a line into the water.
Back to the truck, re-gear with a 8wt forward 9′ rod and back to fishing successfully.
I was so overwhelmed by all that open country and distance, I never really got into archery that much… spent more time doping the constant WIND and shooting high BC bullets instead of EFOC arrows! 😯