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MountaineerShiner 07-27-2015 04:45 PM

West Virginia crossbow opinions.....
 
What is everyone's thoughts on the new crossbow laws?

olsaltydog 07-27-2015 06:14 PM

Can you link the new laws?

Big Uncle 07-28-2015 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by olsaltydog (Post 4209293)
Can you link the new laws?

http://www.wvdnr.gov/hunting/PDFFile...Fact_Sheet.pdf

Other applicable law:
It is illegal to:
• hunt with a crossbow that does not have:
a draw weight of at least 125 pounds.
a working safety.
bolts at least 18 inches long.
broadheads with at least two edges at least -inch wide.
• hunt wild turkey, bear, deer or boar with arrows having less
than two sharp cutting edges, measuring less than of an
inch in width.
• use an arrow with an explosive, drug-laced or poisoned
head or shaft.

Mr. Longbeard 08-03-2015 04:49 PM

What's the prob :confused0024:

olsaltydog 08-03-2015 05:58 PM

I think they are a little more stringent then needed but I think it doesn't look too bad.

vapahunter 08-04-2015 08:17 AM

Looks sensible to me. See nothing to atrict about them at all.

MountaineerShiner 08-09-2015 10:06 PM

i think it will be fine. ive been a bow hunter since the age of 12 (now 41) but the past few years ive had alot of neck an shoulder problems so i gave it up knowing i could have got a special permit for a crossbow but just never felt right about it but ive purchased a crossbow an really like it!

RWK 09-02-2015 08:24 AM

I'm 72 yrs, i started shooting a x bow in 2003 because bad shoulders. friends gave me a bunch of sh-t, now there using them, they got old and weak and hurt.

Oldtimr 09-02-2015 09:09 AM

In PA the poundage is the same. min of 125lbs, the broadhead must be at least 7/8 of an inch across. There is no min bolt length or safety requirement but since crossbows are drawn long before game is seen and people are on stand and walking around with cocked crossbows, I think the safety requirement makes sense. PA also has the prohibition against drugged or poisoned arrows and against explosives. Look like good common sense regulations to me.

Champlain Islander 09-02-2015 02:58 PM

I agree OT. I think it is just like when the compounds came out and there was some push back since it was different. In my state they are having a license problem with older people stopping and not many kids coming up into the hunting thing. The crossbow will probably keep some of the older hunters going. I am 67 and still pull a 70 pound Mathews but it isn't as easy as it once was. I think it is OK to allow crossbows.


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