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Old 09-08-2010, 11:33 PM
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Just wondering what people opinions are on crossbows. I am not a fan of them but just want to see what other people think.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:56 AM
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In my humble opinion, a bow, is a bow, is a bow. Anything that will get more folks in the field can only be good for hunting in general.
I cannot wrap my brain around all the infighting about crossbows and inline muzzleloaders. I think you should be able to use whatever you wish. However, I fully expect to be flamed over this response.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by c-rad View Post
Just wondering what people opinions are on crossbows. I am not a fan of them but just want to see what other people think.
Not my cup of tea either, but if it makes you happy then I say have at it and enjoy.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Yankee Doodle View Post
In my humble opinion, a bow, is a bow, is a bow. Anything that will get more folks in the field can only be good for hunting in general.
I cannot wrap my brain around all the infighting about crossbows and inline muzzleloaders. I think you should be able to use whatever you wish.
My feelings exactly....
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Yankee Doodle View Post
In my humble opinion, a bow, is a bow, is a bow. Anything that will get more folks in the field can only be good for hunting in general.
I cannot wrap my brain around all the infighting about crossbows and inline muzzleloaders. I think you should be able to use whatever you wish. However, I fully expect to be flamed over this response.
Couldnt agree more. I do however think that people should not be as concerned about things like this and should be more concerned with hunters safety courses. I know the one i took in MD(online and a one day class) was a complete joke. I have common sense and know alot about hunting but i know for a fact there are a lot of worse things that can happen than people using crossbows.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:29 AM
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it's just another weapon and has no real advantage over a vertical bow and should have full inclusion nationwide. set proper limitations on them, and put them into archery season and get more people into our sport and keep older archers in longer, what the hell is wrong with that?
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:58 AM
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I'm glad NY is allowing crossbows. I'm not going to rush out and buy one, but some older hunters can't pull back a vertical bow.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:15 AM
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I agree with Yankee. I think it is just selfish to think otherwise! um NYB!!
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:35 PM
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anything to help the sport out. nothing wrong with that..
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by sits in trees View Post
it's just another weapon and has no real advantage over a vertical bow
That statement is some bullcrap. It has a significant advantage over a bow (trad or compound), and anyone who is not being a fanboy will acknowledge that. At least be honest when you argue for the inclusion of crossbows.
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