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is it easy?whats it like?whats a good crossbow to get?there may be a lot of questions but I want to get into hunting with a crossbow.
 

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Well buddy, in my experience NO hunting is easy, expeacially when it has to do with a bow and arrow. A crossbow is a little easier to hunt with than a reagular bow because it involves less movement to take the shot, but it is still a challenge,as is hunting with anything.
Horton makes a good hunting crossbow that is reasonablly prices so does Parker.
 

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Never used one due to it is ilagal in new york i have heard they are Really easy to use and where you aim with in 20 or 30 yeards you will hit the tagret.
 

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yeah u have to be handicapped or old in our state if im correct right crittergitter?
 

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Crossbows are easy all you have to do is put your red dot or your crosshairs on the deer squeeze the triger anything within 50 yards is dead you dont even have to stand up. Before all of you go crazy at least your hunting and not on the couch eating potateo chips or sleeping till 1 in the afternoon.
 

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Crossbows are easy all you have to do is put your red dot or your crosshairs on the deer squeeze the triger anything within 50 yards is dead you dont even have to stand up. Before all of you go crazy at least your hunting and not on the couch eating potateo chips or sleeping till 1 in the afternoon.
i dont recall anyone saying they used one. learn to read before you run your mouth boy. your hunting juvenile in lbl right?
 

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JEP. Going to go sweat my butt off.its the easiest way to get drawed you get drawed at least every other year with regular rifle you have to wait 3 years.
 

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Just My First Deer Today With My Horton HD 175 Hunter Series.

I am full aware of the debate between pure Bow hunters, and the Crossbow hunter.

But my deer today renforced to me it is not the method, but the it's the skill that makes the kills.

I go out to Hunt, Harvest what I kill, and perserve the land and the heard for my childern and my fellow hunters.

No matter what you hunt with, blow gun, sling shot, spear, shotgun, muxzzle loader, .306 etc. It boils down to skill. Understanding the personalities of your prey, positioning your self to your advantage for the kill, Using the right equipment, cammo, de-sent spray, blinds or tree stands, and a shread of patience you will get your kill. Regardless if what you LEAGALLY used in your area of the hunt, it is your skill that maks the Kill.

Good Hunting
 

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Congrats Skyhawk on your first deer.. Your right alot of varibles come into play when deer hunting. You have any pics of it. Feel free to show it off. Any first deer is a trophy!!!
 

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Congratulations skyhawk77 !!!
I'd love to see some pics of your first Deer..:w00t:
 

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i would put the crossbow skill level...way above any gun kills...you do sit on ready but the deer still has to be a close encounter.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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hunting with a XBOW is easy?

It's been said here that hunting with a crossbow is easier than with a vertical bow.
NOT

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
 
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