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Old 08-23-2006, 03:11 PM
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I would like to know what the minimum poundage a bow must be in illinoisto use for deer hunting according to law. If I can pull it back I may start deer hunting with a bow.( If not i better start working out. lol)
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:14 PM
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Next time you might want to post something like this is the archery section. I believe that it is different in different states. Everything that I have ever heard is 45 lbs. My wife can pull back 45 lbs...it isn't very hard. However, for long distance shots, 45lbs may not be strong enough.
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:16 PM
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thanks. i just wasnt sure if i could pull it back of not.

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Old 08-23-2006, 03:17 PM
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Here in Ohio it is 40#'s.
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:25 PM
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This is from your DNR hunting regulations. "For a long,recurve or compound bow the minimum draw weight is 40 lbs somewhere in a 28 inch draw length."

So your minum draw weight is 40 lbs. I don't quite get that 28 inch draw thing though. You could almost take that as you have to have at least a 28 inch draw to hunt with a bow in your state. That can't be right though can it?

Call your DNR and ask them.

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Old 08-23-2006, 07:36 PM
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here in wisconsin i believe its only #30.
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:41 PM
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here in ontario its 39.8 lbs
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:40 PM
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somewhere in a 28 inch draw length."
Do we need to add this one to the "wacky game laws" thread? [8D]
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Old 08-24-2006, 06:14 PM
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Illinois it is 40#

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