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Do you believe that there should be a draw weight restriction imposed by each states hunting regulations? My state has done away with those laws and I'm not too sure if that is such a good idea. I know primative man only used 25lb. bows but they lived and died by the bow.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

i believe that most will tell you that 30 is the minimum. i draw 55 and my girlfriend's daughter is drawing 40 right now.

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from Phil1227 wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

Nebraska had a restiction but they have recently removed it. I think there should be a restriction, if they restrict what caliber rifle you can use they should restrict what draw weight you use.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

40 should be the minimum period and if you cannot draw back 40 pounds, eat more biscuits and gravy and start weight training. And if that's still out of your reach, "CROSSBOW!"

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from Quinton Schmelz... wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

there should definitely be a restriction. our ancestors did use lesser draw weight, but they also know how to track a wounded animal for weeks. Unless you have the second of the two very necessary skills, you should shoot 40 min.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 8 weeks ago

The very minimum should be 40#. It takes more then just sticking a deer to harvest it properly. Back when we shot recurves even 55# was iffy. Lots and lots of deer wondered off to die a slow agonizing death.Terrible mistake reducing the draw limits for deer hunting, terrible mistake

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 3 years 8 weeks ago

A minimum calibre and draw weight does make sense. No one should be out hunting moose with the proverbial slingshot. Clay, there are some jurisdictions where crossbows aren't legal.

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from nigins wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

THere should be a minumum draw weight for sure

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from Sticknstringarchery wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

I live in NC and we have a min draw weight of 35lbs. I have 2 sons and they will be using a crossbow until they can draw back 40lbs or better. NC just legalized the use of crossbows for everyone and bow/crossbow on Sunday. I think it is unethical to shoot less. We dint have a caliber limit, heck you can take a HMR.17 caliber hunting here if you want. only restriction is no air-rifles. That is something I do not understand and do not in anyway shape or form agree with. I personally think a .243 is too small. I prefer a 12 gauge slug. Hit one with the ball sight at 75yds and hit him running at 100yds to drop him. 1st one would have just didnt want to track him too far. All that clay shooting came in handy.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 8 weeks ago

The very minimum should be 40#. It takes more then just sticking a deer to harvest it properly. Back when we shot recurves even 55# was iffy. Lots and lots of deer wondered off to die a slow agonizing death.Terrible mistake reducing the draw limits for deer hunting, terrible mistake

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

i believe that most will tell you that 30 is the minimum. i draw 55 and my girlfriend's daughter is drawing 40 right now.

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from Phil1227 wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

Nebraska had a restiction but they have recently removed it. I think there should be a restriction, if they restrict what caliber rifle you can use they should restrict what draw weight you use.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

40 should be the minimum period and if you cannot draw back 40 pounds, eat more biscuits and gravy and start weight training. And if that's still out of your reach, "CROSSBOW!"

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from Quinton Schmelz... wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

there should definitely be a restriction. our ancestors did use lesser draw weight, but they also know how to track a wounded animal for weeks. Unless you have the second of the two very necessary skills, you should shoot 40 min.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 3 years 8 weeks ago

A minimum calibre and draw weight does make sense. No one should be out hunting moose with the proverbial slingshot. Clay, there are some jurisdictions where crossbows aren't legal.

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from nigins wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

THere should be a minumum draw weight for sure

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from Sticknstringarchery wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

I live in NC and we have a min draw weight of 35lbs. I have 2 sons and they will be using a crossbow until they can draw back 40lbs or better. NC just legalized the use of crossbows for everyone and bow/crossbow on Sunday. I think it is unethical to shoot less. We dint have a caliber limit, heck you can take a HMR.17 caliber hunting here if you want. only restriction is no air-rifles. That is something I do not understand and do not in anyway shape or form agree with. I personally think a .243 is too small. I prefer a 12 gauge slug. Hit one with the ball sight at 75yds and hit him running at 100yds to drop him. 1st one would have just didnt want to track him too far. All that clay shooting came in handy.

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