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Antlers trump antlerless

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Please! No trashing crossbows!!!! ..... Fat chance it'll do any good.

This indicates how important a buck opportunity is.
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Re: Antlers trump antlerless

Really dump question but can you carry both a bow(or crossbow) and a muzzleloader next week? That is if keep your orange on while in the tree since you do have a muzzleloader with you/
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It seems like common sense to me.

More opportunity beings more people to partake....specifically when it's easier. It isn't archery <span style="font-weight: bold">season</span> that's so popular as much as it is <span style="font-weight: bold">crossbows</span> themselves. Take them out of the mix and the numbers drop right back down to pre-crossbow levels. Basically, we've taken a season that everyone seems to envy but was unwilling to go through the steps to utilize (be that physical limitations, cost, time, whatever) and made it much easier for anyone.

That's not a dig on crossbows or their users. I don't care what you or anyone else legally hunts with. It's simply a fact that using a crossbow is far easier than mastering a bow....especially under pressure.

Add in the fact that kids can shoot a suitable draw weight with a crossbow and older folks too and you have a recipe for more hunters taking advantage of the season.

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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Really dump question but can you carry both a bow(or crossbow) and a muzzleloader next week? That is if keep your orange on while in the tree since you do have a muzzleloader with you/
Not a dumb question at all. It is in the digest though. That said, the answer is yes. Only one 'weapon' though if you're mentoring a youth.....should be pointed out.

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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It seems like common sense to me.

..........it is crossbows themselves. Take them out of the mix and the numbers drop right back down to pre-crossbow levels.
No Jason. What's wrong is buck are totally off limits in the October ML season.
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It seems like common sense to me.

..........it is crossbows themselves. Take them out of the mix and the numbers drop right back down to pre-crossbow levels.
No Jason. What's wrong is buck are totally off limits in the October ML season.
You cherry-picked the heck out that, didn't you?!?!!?!

So, you're saying if bucks were legal in the early muzz season there would be greater participation in regards to muzzeloading?

Kind of exactly like exactly what I said.....EXACTLY!

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More opportunity beings more people to partake....

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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The exact argument can be made that the early muzz season wouldn't have the same participation if it was still flintlock only....just like it didn't have when that was the case.

For what it's worth, I don't really care what's legal and/or when. I'm a deer hunter. I hunt deer. I hunt them with a bow, inline, flintlock and rifle when the seasons allow for whatever weapon. I haven't used a crossbow to kill a deer and don't foresee it in the near future either....but I don't begrudge them at all.

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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If you're so bent about not being able to shoot bucks in October with your muzzleloader then form a group and fight for it. Make it happen.

That's what archers did before me. Then they extended the season....again, before my time. It's not my fault you aren't getting your way.

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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OK now boys and girls lets calm down.
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OK now boys and girls lets calm down.

I quit HPA!
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