They have always been legal here in Ar, and I didn't have a problem with it till about 3 years ago, when me and my F-I-L camped for a week in a NWR the first week of bow season.
there were between 25-30 hunters camped in our area, and all but about 2 were usin xbows. now I've always beleived whatever a man chooses to hunt with,he should be allowed to do so.
but, I guess I didn't realize just how many hunters were usin xbows. as far as I could tell, none of these hunters were disabled.
I now beleive that most of these hunters are just to lazy to learn to shoot a compound. I now wish they would make it a law in Ar that xbows be used on private land only, and if used in a WMA or NWR, then they should have a disabillity permit to use one.
Personally I do not care what a person uses as long as its legal. I choose to use either my recurve or my compound. I do not concern myself with what other people are using. I suppose I just mind my own business and enjoy the time I have in the field.
Nothing will be considered "accurate" by jim c if HE doesn't agree with it... Hey jim - get over yourself - the people have spoken, and they're AGAINST you and your crossbows... Learn how to shoot a compound, you cripple!!!
the people have spoken, and they're AGAINST you and your crossbows... Learn how to shoot a compound, you cripple
wanna shoot for money George? . any FITA OR NFAA round you choose. one with a compound, one with an olympic recurve bow. Finally a 900 metric with TNC Crossbows (you can tell me how easy they are after that round) add the scores. you put up a thousand or five thousand, I put up the same. Winner takes all.
I have dozens of 300 NFAA scores with a compound. Never got one with a recurve but I averaged 292 with a recurve in the last indoor league and won the IFAA postal with a witnessed 294 average.
TIme to put up or shut up Georgie. 144 arrows in one day with my 46 pound recurve and fingers we will see who the cripple is . Better get ready for two weeks of not shooting or shaving or typing after that string rips your fingertips to shreds
Well, jimmy - If shooting a compound with a release is as easy as you claim, you should have no difficulties with it(although I have my doubts, because if that were the case, why would you insist on hunting with a crossbow???) Bring a compound with sights, a release, and PLENTY of money out here to NY - you're gonna need it!!!
Nice twisting of my words, counselor - how about if I explain it SLOWLY to you, so that even you can understand... Even the most anti-crossbow hunters in the world don't want to cheat another hunter who is too disabled to shoot a real bow, from enjoying bow season(but we don't want to ruin our bow seasons with the total inclusion of crossbows) - therefor, we believe crossbows should ONLY be allowed for use by the handicapped during bow season... Did you understand THAT??? Or doesn't that stance allow you to sell enough crossbows to make you happy???
PS - Probably the reason why this poll wasn't "scientific" enough for you, is because you didn't want to hear the results - they weren't to your liking... Makes you look pretty self centered, counselor... If the poll only included NY and PA bowhunters, I'm sure the against vote would be 100%...
I have no trouble with cross-bows, just let them hunt during the muzle loading primitive arms season. I was in favor with allowing them for the handicapped until I found out about all the abuse of handicap permits.
I witnessed a truely handicapped person shoot using a leather throng on the string and pulled the bow with the throng in his teeth (he could shoot better than I could).
I don't think accuratecey (sp) is the problem as I have out shot any cross-bow shooter I have shot against, the problem I have is they are too much like a rifle, needing very little movement to fire. I would bet that most favoring x-bows could not come to full draw, using any weight bow, without spooking the deer. Poor woodsmen and poorer hunters form those I have encountered!
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