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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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well I guess this makes for a real lively discussion.
I was just wondering if we realize that bow and black powder laws were enacted 2 or 3 decades ago. Given the fact of the advancement of bows,
I'm sure no one in 1960 envisioned compound bows being what they are today or crossbows, perhaps they didn't even know yet. And the same with black powder,
back then I was shooting a Zouave with a 58 grain mini ball, who would have envisioned a front stuffer that approaches modern rifles. We have enacted laws to allow for them. Isn't this a great country?
I'm hoping that trivia doesn't divide us but unite us. We aren't muzzleloaders, bow hunters or rifle hunters, we are DEER hunters using legal methods for our own good and the good of the sport. Enjoy and may you text BBD to your friends in deer season.
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post #22 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 10:48 AM
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I may be with you Spiker on the need to have one to continue hunting and I hope it is archery season!
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post #23 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 11:23 AM
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I guess my point is if i harvested one with a crossbow for me personally i dont think i would get the same feeling of accomplishment as i do with a bow.But that being said i am for any legal harvest of deer and if this would add to our hunting numbers or allow others to hunt because of an injury thats great.
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post #24 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 03:27 PM
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Spiker its funny around here everyone wants to try & fool the doctors into giving them a note so they can use a crossbow but the ones that have to use one wish they could shoot a bow I think you should have to draw back that 150# crossbow hold it & fire at a deer OK I am just kidding
I will keep shooting my XT as long as I can like a lot of us on here with my shoulder I don't know if I will get more then a few more years out of it sometimes the shock drawing it hurts so bad but I just try & work through it
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post #25 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 06:54 PM
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I love my crossbow ...
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post #26 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-04-2011, 12:33 PM
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of course it is! as long as theres a bow and an arrow it's bow hunting.
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post #27 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-04-2011, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Col Slayre View Post
For anyone who has ever done both, it is easy to see that there are no major advantages for crossbow over a modern compound. I would rather use my compound bow than my cross bow its easier and safer.
I have to disagree in at least one aspect. I got a crossbow this past fall. I traded a gun for a crossbow. The first two times I fired it, I hit within an inch of my point of aim on a target at 20 yards. The third time I fired it I hit a nice big doe right where I was aiming at 30 yards. Could I have done that with a compound bow?

(Luke 11:21 KJV) When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

(Luke 22:36 KJV) Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
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post #28 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-05-2011, 06:25 PM
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could i have done that with a compound bow?


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post #29 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-05-2011, 06:39 PM
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not only could have but should have with regular practice.
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post #30 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-05-2011, 08:11 PM
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This was a very touchy subject on another site I use to frequent... although I shoot a Ross compound and have archery hunted since '80 I would welcome the crossbow as a legal means of taking deer and would probably purchase one to use for that reason.
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