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What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 7:05 pm
by bigsteve
Due to medical reasons I have decided to use crossbow next season you wouldnt belive some of the negative feedback I have gotten from some of my bow huntng aquanticies not going to label them in the friend section I just dont undersand it is ok to take A 300win mag and shoot a yearling for so called herd management but for what reason do not huunt with a crossbow I have nothing to be ashamed of I have taken 70 plus deer with a bow and will continue to hunt with a crossbow I think some of these people are looking for a reason to criticize me I have taken the big buck pot 4years in a row but cant compete with a cross bow so I will have to reevaluate my assocIation with these idiots do you think I am wrong I think I will keep my dues and cut my ties with this bowhunting association sorry had to vent im better now

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Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 7:19 pm
by jbullard1
Steve
You will soon learn that using a crossbow you have handicapped yourself.
I have hunted with them and past 30 yards just don't shoot.
All the hooraa about crossbows is a result of people thinking they are a rifle, and they are not.

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 8:17 pm
by bigsteve
Yea jerry I know about the mindset of negative crossbow thought the same mind set goes with some hunters over modern compounslds a bow is a bow. And you have to practice to be proficent and know your limitations do not take questionable shots you owe that to the animal I dont care. How good you an shoot the hardest egg to crack is to get something to shoot within that magic range to be effective with the wepon you happen to be hunting with my limit with any archery equiptment is 25 yards the same will apply when I use the crossbow if it isnot broken no need to fix it

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Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 9:05 pm
by LadyHunter
Sounds like they are jealous much! :roll:

Tell them to kiss your :moon and move on to a new hunting adventure! :ylsuper:

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:24 am
by gtk
I bet your "friends" probably see how many quality deer you kill with a regular bow, and they are scared to death you will even do better with a crossbow.. Jealousy plain & simple.

Crossbows have been used since the middle ages.. I'd say that trumps any "primitive weapon" your friends are using during the PW season..

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:42 am
by Bullie
Personally, if those folks are shooting a bow with a wheel on it, I would tell them to stick it.

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 9:20 am
by bigsteve
They should be happy I wont be a threat to the big buck pot I have ended my assoation with them any way their loss wont be sharing scouting info any more either got no time for these idiots

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Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 10:10 am
by terry08
You go Steve ,the only person you need to please, is yourself.

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 1:50 pm
by RoadRanger
Big Steve if ya feel the need to share scouting info with someone I am always up to learn more about deer and how to be successful. I cant get enough info

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 4:08 pm
by leepurvis
bigsteve, I agree with everyone else. sounds like a bit of snobbery and jealously. it isn't like you just decided to switch for the sake of switching. if they can't understand that, then you've definitely made the correct decision in leaving them behind.

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:43 pm
by chadbragg
I made the switch last season due to no time to practice with vertical bow. I really like it, but it only has one advantage over a vertical bow in my opinion, that's the fact that it's already drawn.

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:56 pm
by BigRic
I say use what ever you want as long as it is legal. I got a 45-70. had the first one at my camp and now everybody has one of some kind.

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 8:30 am
by jv
Due to some health reasons i have been thinking of getting a crossbow myself. I have talked to several people that have one and most all say the same thing...you will love being able to get more time back in the woods but just remember, they are a lot noisier than a compound bow and for the most part don't have the range of a compound.

So i say to you...if you want to hunt with one then hunt with one and pay no attention to what others say. If it gives you more time to spend in the woods enjoying hunting then that is all that matters. When i hunted with a bow i enjoyed it and have not hunted during bow season for several years but will most likely try and be back in the woods this year with a crossbow. Oh and save that money you paying to the Bow Hunters Assoc. and buy you a few more arrows.

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 8:50 am
by brewer03
jealousy plain and simple..... If we had a rock season I would try to hunt with rocks, the cross bow was made legal by our state and you still have to get the animal in the right spot at the right time... Leaving them idiots behind will make your hunting season a lot more enjoyable... If you are ever going to be down this way during bow season or any season just give me a shout and bring that crossbow, we will have a great hunt

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 4:34 pm
by bigsteve
Thanks all I have always prmomoted bow hunting and introduced many of hunters to the sport but we have created some selfish people I do not knock any one for the way or weapon they choose to hunt with it doesnt matter if you enjoy it its just fine wether you shoot a spike doe or a trophy buck thats your choise I will still hunt mature deer and wack them with a muzzy looking forward to the season

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Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 10:44 am
by prospectinghunter
I am personally saddened by the archery hunters that they are so opposed to crossbows. As a long time bow hunter, I remember the gun people getting really pissed when archery was given its own season. And now, the archers are complaining about crossbows. I own a hunting bow and a hunting crossbow. And I can tell you that I get the same excitement when I hit a deer in the lungs shooting with either one. Now, I also gun hunt. And that same feeling comes about me when I pull that trigger. For me, it is all about the hunting. Let people shoot what they want.

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 6:09 am
by bigsteve
Yea I think a little ethics would be good for all we as hunters need to support all legal hunting methods where we hunt that way or not we are under fire every day and are losing ground with changing seasons and weapon requirements just because you might think your way to hunt pleases you it may or may not fit the next guys train of thought support all legal methods of hunting and fishing

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Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:38 am
by smuckers
I hunt with a crossbow due to age and health. I'm 73 years old. There are more minuses than pluses with a crossbow.

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:33 am
by Mud Monster
I have no medical or age restrictions. I hunt with a crossbow because I can. It's legal by law. During late summer-early fall when bow hunters should be practicing is my busiest time of year at work. I don't have time to practice enough with a bow to ethically go into the woods and attempt to take an animal. The last thing I want to do is cripple or kill an animal and not recover it. Crossbows require their share of practice but not nearly as much as bows. To each his own. I would love to have time to get back into hunting with a bow, but for now my crossbow legally gets me some extra time in the woods. There's also the plus that I have yet to be busted at half-draw! Carry on bigsteve...don't let morons rent any space in your mind.

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:52 pm
by patinlouisiana
If you are going to hunt with a crossbow during archery season you might as well use a 30-06 during primitive weapon seasons :drool :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:26 pm
by BIGERN76
I could not care less who hunts with what as long as they are legal and it makes them happy. My only issue is when people who are to lazy to practice with a vertical tell me that it is just as hard to shoot a cross bow. Then I have to throw my flag. ::0

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:56 pm
by patinlouisiana
BIGERN, I gave up the bow years ago when I couldn't lick my case of target panic.
Went from practice at tennis balls to "Can't hit a Volkswagon". :bash:
I'm thinking about a crossbow but just have not made up my mind yet.

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:45 pm
by jv
I have been thinking of getting a crossbow so I can get back in the woods sooner, used to love bow hunting , I just don't know a lot about them and which ones are the best or better ones anyway.

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:44 pm
by Mud Monster
PatinLA...where I hunt in the Great State of Mississippi...we can and do hunt with a 30-06 during primitive weapon season!

Re: What is the big beef over a crossbow

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:12 pm
by patinlouisiana
Mud Monster wrote:PatinLA...where I hunt in the Great State of Mississippi...we can and do hunt with a 30-06 during primitive weapon season!

MM, I hunt Mississippi exclusively myself.


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