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Question by mderee. Uploaded on January 17, 2009
In most states, including mine the limit is 40 pounds but I believe in Louisiana the limit is 30 pounds. Check with a conservationist for your state or look up your conservation site.
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Most states have minimum legal draw weights. I believe Kansas is 45 lbs. A well places shot is required with a lighter draw weight won't penetrate bone. Check your states regulations or check with the local game warden. You also might check into a cross bow, a little different but still allowed during archery season if you can prove your injury.
In depend on what state you live in. In Minnesota it use to be 40 pounds. But the changed it to 30 pounds.
In maryland it is 30-35 pounds I think
IF your shoulder is bad enough you could get a note from your doctor and be able to get a crossbow. But my dad draws about 40lbs and that is more than enough to blow threw a deer with a well placed shot.
In New York State the bow must exceed 35 pounds.
in my state of Illinois it is 40 lbs. my lil bro is trin to get strong enough to pull back 40 lbs.
Just go to youre states DNR website and look at the minimum poundage for hunting deer.
You could also get a slip from the doc giving you permission for a crossbow permit.
I would not go less than 40 lb. Get a compound with 80% let off and try that. If it's too much suggest you go to a crossbow. Some states allow xbows for disabled folks if you get documentation from an MD. Kansas is one for example
I'd say about 30 lbs.
I agree with 40 lbs. Plus you might want to check your state regs. on crossbows.
It varies from state to state it is 40 pounds in AR, you need to cousult you local game and fish regs and they will tell you. If I had a bad shoulder I would definitly look at crossbows, they are nearly as fast these days and almost as leagally excepted.
I think in most states it is 40, but you will have to check to be sure.
40 Lb is the litest i would use.
I shot my first deer with a 35 lb recurve and Bear Razorheads and it worked terrific.
It depends on the type of bow!
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