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#3069061 - 12/08/12 08:31 AM Re: Should TN Go to All Weapons Season? [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: Beekeeper
 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
Nobody said anything about "pure" archery. But a bow is a bow and a crossbow is like shooting a 50 yard gun. Completely different.
I take it that you have never tried to hunt with a x-bow.


a compound will outperform a crossbow much past 30 yds.


Exactly. Whenever I hear the "cross-gun" comment, I know that's a person who has never fired a high-quality crossbow. Their performance beyond 25 yards is well below that of a good compound.
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#3069093 - 12/08/12 08:52 AM Re: Should TN Go to All Weapons Season? [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
Never fired one. Don't intend to unless I become disabled. Just going by what I see at the archery range. Guys with scoped crossbows shooting very tight groups at 50 yards routinely.
I watch drivers drive cars around a track at 100+ mph "routinely" but that doesn't mean anyone can do it nor does it mean it is easy.
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#3069096 - 12/08/12 08:58 AM Re: Should TN Go to All Weapons Season? [Re: Beekeeper]
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I like season the way it is currently. It's easy and straightforward. I'm very happy to be a hunter in TN.
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#3069103 - 12/08/12 09:06 AM Re: Should TN Go to All Weapons Season? [Re: cecil30-30]
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2 straight months of blaze orange is enough already! No mas!
Theres that elitiest bow hunting attitude rearing its ugly head again..


Except I also hunt with a muzzleloader....and a rifle....and wear blaze orange....for 2 months....which is plenty of time for me, you, the deer and anybody else.


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#3069109 - 12/08/12 09:12 AM Re: Should TN Go to All Weapons Season? [Re: Pinwheeled]
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#3069111 - 12/08/12 09:15 AM Re: Should TN Go to All Weapons Season? [Re: parkerxbowhunter]
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I like the different seasons.
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#3069115 - 12/08/12 09:19 AM Re: Should TN Go to All Weapons Season? [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
Besides, the arguement is similarity to a gun. A bow hunter sees a deer he has to stand up, find a window to draw, hold, find a window to shoot. A crossbow shooter aims and pulls the trigger. Much like a gun.


I have to agree with that. As a first year bow hunter, I have found that drawing the bow undetected, sometimes from a difficult position or angle, is at least half the battle.


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#3069119 - 12/08/12 09:22 AM Re: Should TN Go to All Weapons Season? [Re: southernhunter]
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I'm no elitist bow hunter and am sitting here now with my orange on and a rifle in my lap. But I definitely want an archery only season especially considering how much time we have to hunt with a gun already and the pressure it puts on deer which can screw up bow hunting especially on public lands. And crossbows, I really don't care if you shoot one and am not in favor of their being restricted for disabled and youth only. What is the logical reasoning behind that? I hear people say it but have yet to hear an explanation. It's a bow with a trigger and scope that shoots just a little farther than a compound, kills a deer ethically, and doesn't mess up other bow hunters does it? Why restrict it to disabled and youth?
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#3069128 - 12/08/12 09:33 AM Re: Should TN Go to All Weapons Season? [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: Vermin93
 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
Besides, the arguement is similarity to a gun. A bow hunter sees a deer he has to stand up, find a window to draw, hold, find a window to shoot. A crossbow shooter aims and pulls the trigger. Much like a gun.


I have to agree with that. As a first year bow hunter, I have found that drawing the bow undetected, sometimes from a difficult position or angle, is at least half the battle.
I see the point, I too enjoy the challenge of getting the bow drawn and sticking an arrow into a deer. I have not used a crossbow and don't intend to anytime soon. BUT I still see no logical reason to restrict or ban the use of a crossbow. Crossbows may be easy to shoot like a gun but I believe their range is much closer to that of a compound than to a rifle. And they don't go BOOM or create an orange army which put a lot of pressure on the deer. Ive never heard of crossbow hunting ruining the hunting for other bow hunters. So why the heck are you comparing them to guns and suggesting that they be restricted? Really it just sounds plain elitist to me.
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#3069132 - 12/08/12 09:36 AM Re: Should TN Go to All Weapons Season? [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
 Originally Posted By: Beekeeper
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Never fired one. Don't intend to unless I become disabled. Just going by what I see at the archery range. Guys with scoped crossbows shooting very tight groups at 50 yards routinely.
I watch drivers drive cars around a track at 100+ mph "routinely" but that doesn't mean anyone can do it nor does it mean it is easy.


Ridiculous comparison. If somebody can shoot a scoped rifle why couldn't they accurately shoot a scoped crossbow? Unless they were just exhausted from carrying that gaudy thing around.
If someone can drive a 1960 VW beetle I believe they could drive a 2012 Dodge Charger. Same principle. It is not which weapon you use but your skill in hunting. Of the many deer I have killed, I could have killed over 90% of them with a Bow. Until you actually try to hunt with a particular weapon your knowledge of their attributes and limitations is just speculation.
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