Hello all: May I ask for some insight and help of my fellow archers?
I am considering making a proposition for a change to my states archery Antelope, deer Turkey, hunting regulations concerning minimum draw weight. As presently our regulations require a minimum draw weight of 40 lbs & a minimum total arrow weight of 275 grains including the broadhead and a minimum arrow length of 26”.
These rules have not changed for many years and I am of the opinion that a change may be in order, with a goal of encouraging a larger portion of our young and female, population to participate in the great sport and tradition of archery hunting.
Additionally the reason I believe that a lighter draw weight should be allowed is the advancement in compound bows has increased the ke potential of a 30 lb compound bow to exceed say 40 lb self bow to a huge degree.
My thought would to initially add a stipulation to allow an alternative minimum kenetic energy output of the archers setup. I am not of an opinion that it would be desirable to alter minimum arrow lengths or weight.
At present I have no time line in mind for this proposition. What I am hoping to acquire from my fellow members here would be supporting data such as ke output of 40 lb self bows. And I was hoping for draw weights of compound bows with similar ke output of the 40 lb self bow.
Additionally I would be happy to receive any data from folks in other states who have implemented similar changes. I am curious as to what positive or negative impacts one might have been experienced with such a change in other states.
I thank one and all for the constructive input I am sure you will provide.