crossbow hunting - Page 2 - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > Youth Sportsmen
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 10-22-2008, 06:56 AM
BruceBruce1959's Avatar  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 5,641

Congratulations skyhawk77 !!!
I'd love to see some pics of your first Deer..
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 10-28-2008, 09:34 PM
delbert's Avatar
B&C 160 Class
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: NE Arkansas
Posts: 1,524

i would put the crossbow skill level...way above any gun do sit on ready but the deer still has to be a close encounter.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 10-28-2008, 09:56 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 8,160

congrats on the deer. I believe that certain weapons require more expertise/skill/practice than others. Recurve/long bows require the most skill, then compounds, followed by crossbows. Try shooting a flintlock vs an in-line muzzleloader it will humble you many times. I agree that whatever you choose become proficient with it. It's all about quick clean kills.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 10-30-2008, 05:40 PM
B&C 100 Class
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 75

AMEN,Hunting Man I love to shoot my old hoyt compound but do to my schedule I havnt been able to practice like I use to so I decided to try a cross bow this year. Ive been fortunate in I have never lost a deer I pray that I will never have to experience that.So I bought a Horton this week,took it to the range yesterday, what a hoot to shoot I never knew what I was missing.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 09-13-2011, 06:45 AM
Posts: n/a
Smile zziempfhnf


Last edited by generic azithromycin; 08-25-2015 at 06:50 AM. Reason: pdLjFeCxthPIKUd
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 05-25-2012, 11:10 AM
Scrub Buck
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1
Default hunting with a XBOW is easy?

It's been said here that hunting with a crossbow is easier than with a vertical bow.

I now am a crossbow hunter. Barnett Predator - Draw weight 175 - Speed 375' ps - weight HEAVY

I like the accuracy of the weapon IF I'm sitting and have a mono pod for the xbow, but to walk and stalk, it is not my preferred weapon.

So far deer and turkey but want to go after feral hogs. Am a bit intimidated by the carry weight and need for monopod in the line of speed shooting as could be necessary for hogs.

Guess the 40cal on my hip will be my security
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man8160
joel the signman3608
hunt NH1203

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1