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#3692242 - 06/16/14 01:28 PM Alternative Weapons for Big Game
trealtree
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What are your thoughts on allowing weapons that have not traditionally been legal in Tennessee, but most have been used in ancient history to hunt? Such as

Atlatl: http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/st-louis-county-hunter-becomes-first-state-take-deer-atlatl

Sling Bow: http://forums.bowhunting.com/bows-sale-trade/44889-fox-slingbow-slingshot-hunting-system.html

Spear: See atlatl

Air powered guns: http://mdc.mo.gov/conmag/2010/10-0/air-gunomics
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#3692247 - 06/16/14 01:36 PM Re: Alternative Weapons for Big Game [Re: trealtree]
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I think the Spear/Atatl is a cool idea. Few would participate, but still very cool. MO runs a special early season for the Atatl.
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#3692255 - 06/16/14 01:52 PM Re: Alternative Weapons for Big Game [Re: Poser]
plinker22
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My thoughts are that it is challenging enough for me with a compound bow and carbon arrows.

But for that small percentage that would give it a go, I have no problems with it.

I would however not want an additional season (IE pulling time away from bow/mzl/gun), but would want any new SPECIALITY SEASON to run concurrently with one or more of the above.
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#3692275 - 06/16/14 02:20 PM Re: Alternative Weapons for Big Game [Re: plinker22]
pressfit
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I'd jump all over the big bore air rifle..

Edited by pressfit (06/16/14 02:20 PM)
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#3692284 - 06/16/14 02:37 PM Re: Alternative Weapons for Big Game [Re: pressfit]
timberjack86
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I would just like to use buckshot in the thickets I hunt.
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#3692354 - 06/16/14 04:11 PM Re: Alternative Weapons for Big Game [Re: timberjack86]
DirtyBear0311
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I wanna toss big rocks at them!
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#3692380 - 06/16/14 04:57 PM Re: Alternative Weapons for Big Game [Re: DirtyBear0311]
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the problem with primitive/inefficient weapons is not the effect that it has on deer harvest(none essentially), but rather the black eye that leaves on the non hunting publics perception of hunting. We cling to the fact that we hunt not just for satisfy a primitive bloodlust, but rarther to balance the population. Then we bring out some obsolete primitive tool like these that does virtually nothing to address herd growth, but will undoubtedly provide fodder for the antis- just because we can find anything else to with a saturday morning. All too often we are our own worst enemies.
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#3692392 - 06/16/14 05:23 PM Re: Alternative Weapons for Big Game [Re: redblood]
scn
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
the problem with primitive/inefficient weapons is not the effect that it has on deer harvest(none essentially), but rather the black eye that leaves on the non hunting publics perception of hunting. We cling to the fact that we hunt not just for satisfy a primitive bloodlust, but rarther to balance the population. Then we bring out some obsolete primitive tool like these that does virtually nothing to address herd growth, but will undoubtedly provide fodder for the antis- just because we can find anything else to with a saturday morning. All too often we are our own worst enemies.


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#3692411 - 06/16/14 05:55 PM Re: Alternative Weapons for Big Game [Re: scn]
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But is that not the very essence of freedom? Being able to gather food in most basic of ways!
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#3692414 - 06/16/14 06:02 PM Re: Alternative Weapons for Big Game [Re: hornytoad]
DirtyBear0311
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 Originally Posted By: hornytoad
But is that not the very essence of freedom? Being able to gather food in most basic of ways!


As is often said: Just because we have the freedom to do something does not mean that it's a good idea.

I think the best thing that we as hunters and stewards of the natural world can do is to kill our prey in the most efficient and pain/stress-free manner as possible. I dont see anything less than recurve bows at close range as being capable to deliver that. The operator may be incredibly skillful but the mechanism just isnt good enough.
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