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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 09:46 AM
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It's time to get off my backside and start getting in shape for bow season. It seems to get harder every year. .... Start walking a mile and try to get to three miles by end of Sept along with all the push ups and sit ups.
Wife and I have been doing the same thing. We use the local high school track so we can measure our progress and improvement each day. And yes, it gets harder every year....

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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 12:45 AM
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While I started it to simply get back in shape, I have been working out 4-5 days a week and running/walking 2 miles a day. Dropped 20 lbs so far and I can't wait to see how much easier it will be to hike in/out, climb trees, and drag deer.

Good luck to everyone trying to shape up for season!
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 05:41 AM
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well Buckshot how is the shooting going
Really wish now I didn't take a break this year shoulder is starting to act up & only two weeks till opening day

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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Well now it is going very well. Two days into my practice and the shoulder started hurting full time. Then the elbow started and that was it. I am now the proud owner of a Parker Tomahawk cross bow. How sweet it is! Drilling dimes at 30. Can't wait for the season to start.

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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 05:22 AM
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Very nice
with my injuries I probably should have got a crossbow & permit but bought the New Hoyt last year & I still love the bow in NH now if you get the crossbow permit you cannot go back to bow so I will work through it for as long as I can
Good luck w/ the crossbow

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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Good luck to you too. I am glad Tennessee got away from that rule on cross bows, there may have been a time during the deer restoration when it was valid but now they are practicly begging hunters to kill all we can so we can use cross bows in any season now.

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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 08:59 AM
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Hey Dep, what do you think their reasoning is for not allowing you to use a conventional bow once you switch to a crossbow??? This makes no sense to me. Here in Illinois a crossbow could only be used by someone with a verified medical condition that would impede a person's ability to draw a conventional bow. The law was like that for years until about 2 years ago, then they changed it to allow anyone 62 and older to use an Xbow, and now just in the last few weeks they've passed a new law that allows ANYONE regardless of age the use of an Xbow, but only after the first two firearm weekends. The medical permits and the 62 or older can still use them all season. I personally think that the big insurance companies' lobbyists are behind all this, they want all the deer gone.
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 10:13 AM
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IN NH You can use a crossbow during the firearms season if you want to use a crossbow during archery you have to get a Disabled crossbow permit (all you needed was a doctors note) SO I assume it was being abused looks like it is only for one year you can go back to a bow the next year
Here is the crossbow rule section taken from the book

Crossbows
Annual Deer Crossbow Permit
(annual;
$5) allows the hunter to use a crossbow
during the firearms deer season only. The
hunter must have a valid firearms deer tag
and follow all Wildlife Management Unit
restrictions for deer during the firearms deer
season. Any deer taken shall be tagged with
a valid firearms deer tag.

Disabled Hunters
Disabled Crossbow Permit
(permanent;
$10) allows the use of crossbows during
any season where use of a bow and arrow
is allowed. This permit must be applied for
at Concord Headquarters. A current year
hunting license is required. This permit
does not include separate tags (all ages).
New for 2012, hunters holding a disabled
crossbow permit will be limited to using
only a crossbow. They are not allowed to

use a longbow, recurve or compound bow.

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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Follow the money.

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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 05:40 AM
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I agree Buckshot but I do know a few people that faked injuries to get the crossbow permit too

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