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Old 05-05-2009, 06:59 AM
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They passed crossbows here in NC this year. Not sure how it will impact us but I am giving it an unbiased chance. From whatI hear in other states it hasn't been much of a problem.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:44 AM
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LKNCHOPPERSyou'll see no difference in seasons or bag limits, or hunting pressure or anything negative at all.


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Old 05-05-2009, 10:00 AM
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LKNCHOPPERSyou'll see no difference in seasons or bag limits, or hunting pressure or anything negative at all.
While I'm certainly notgoing to voice any displeasureagainst the use of cross-bows, the above statement is certainly not correct. What would the benefit of adding a season be if the impact was as little as, you lead people to believe.

There will be an obvious rise in amount of Archery Kills and Pressure during the season.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:14 AM
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There will be an obvious rise in amount of Archery Kills and Pressure during the season.
there will be additional hunters, just like compounds flooded archery season once before with millions more hunters ...... are you suggesting THAT was a bad idea too ?

remember, at one time archery season and bowhunting didn't include compounds

but take your deer with archery tags lessens the pressures on deer during rifle seasons and lets face it in almost every area of the country rifle kills far outnumber archery



while you are correct, the impacts are minimal and you'll never even notice the additional bowhunters in the field and the increases in animals taken won't be of a difference for the G&F to make season or bag limit changes
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:54 AM
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3-5 years ago this would have been a 15 page thread ........ now? it barely gets 3 pages

tides are changing compounders = the evil nemesis of the P&Y club will be totally accepted everywhere in another 5 years
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:00 PM
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3-5 years ago this would have been a 15 page thread ........ now? it barely gets 3 pages

tides are changing compounders = the evil nemesis of the P&Y club will be totally accepted everywhere in another 5 years
1 year ago the thread would have got 1200 hits..The tides changed but your looking at the wrong Sea.

Most open minded hunters are not against them Stealthy no matter how much you prod. My first Archery Expirience was with a Crossbow. My Dad 73 (years old) will take up crossbow this year in PA and primarily hunt with it instead of his Compound, my 70 year old Uncle who's had the disability permit for 4 years due to a Heart Ailment will also tote his Crossbow again in PA.

As I said, as a compound shooter in Ohio, we are the minority the masses have been using Crossbows for decades, I'd put the numbers based on my experience at 6:1 Cross vs Compound. If I can get my Teenage son into the woods with me this year it will be with a Cross-Bow. He just never took to the compound. I'll welcome him and any other ethical hunter to share the woods with me, regardless of weopon of choice.


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Old 05-08-2009, 07:43 AM
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GR8,
Well said!
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:12 PM
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I started bow hunting with crossbows when I was 12 because I didnt have enough strength to shoot a compound. I now am much older and can pull the compound easily but I still own 2 crossbows and use them sometimes. People that think the crossbow is a rifle or whatever stupid sterotypes come with the crossbow are just uneducated and selfish. share the woods with everyone, they have just as much a right to it as the next guy regardless of what means of hunting equiptment they use.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:32 PM
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Most open minded hunters are not against them Stealthy
yes, they still are, especially P&Y members (they are required to hate them i think)


I'd put the numbers based on my experience at 6:1 Cross vs Compound
Can you show me hard facts? Arkansas has had them that long and I bet its 20-1 compounds over crossbows, I just never see one in the woods.
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:58 AM
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Most open minded hunters are not against them Stealthy
yes, they still are, especially P&Y members (they are required to hate them i think)
You crack me up once again Stealthy. You sit there and knock compounders 24/7 but the almighty xbow gets a pass just because someone close to you uses one. As for the P&Y bashing you always seem to do, you are one selfish bow hunter yourself but yet you can call everyone else selfish who doesn't like the Idea of xbows. The P&Y has made the path for us bow hunters and has fought for our rights but yet you knock them every chance you get. I see more jealousy In your words then anything for the P&Y club. The P&Y club Isn't just about recorded animals, It's about tradition and education and getting people Involved In hunting (kids are there main focus). They do much more for our bow hunting community then any other organization period!! Hell It's not even close. It's to bad that I pay my due's with the P&Y club as a member so that you can enjoy doing what your doing (hunting with a bow). I'd rather not support you at all. You make me sick with all your bashing!!


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