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Old 03-01-2009, 03:16 PM
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What is the lowest ethical recommendedweight for an ethical deer shot?
Growing up I was told 45#, now I hear some states are at 35# min.

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Old 03-01-2009, 05:41 PM
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Here's what an "old timer" taught me - Mr. Clarence Yates. He was the best shot and bow hunter I ever knew.

Sit down in a armless chair. Grip the riser. Lift your feet off the ground and keep them up. Place the bow directly in front of you, arm extended, with the arm holding the riser slightly bent at the elbow ... riser hand relaxed. Draw in one slow, steady motion until fully drawn. If you cannot do this with relative ease, the draw weight is too much. I once was able to do this with about 70#, recurve setup. That was 35 years ago. I now shoot a "modern" compound with single cam technology and an 80% let-off. It is set at about 60#.
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:44 PM
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in wisconsin we have a minimum deer hunting weight of 30#. i would be afraid that the arrow would bounce off of the deer....
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:45 AM
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I have my bow set at 60 pounds.
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:55 AM
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57lb recurve, Super Diablo. In NYS, bow must be capable of propelling arrow 150yds.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:41 AM
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I don't know what I pull I think my bow goes up to 65 or 70 is there any way to tell without professional equipment?
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:29 PM
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I think i am right around the 60# mark
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:29 PM
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I think i am right around the 60# mark
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:42 PM
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61# mines at the max. would like to get 70# but cant afford a new bow just to get a couple extra lbs.
Thats a new enough bow you may be able to just get some 70lb limbs for it. Maybe some used ones of a guy lookin to go to 60 lbs (maybe a trade). Ask the bowtech junkies or a bowtech shop or post on archery talk that you are looking for some. Ask around you will most likely find something. Limbs aren't to crazy exspensive. WCL
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:45 PM
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I draw 71
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