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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 02-25-2015, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Crossbow Hunting

Ok not trying to start anything, just been curious. What are your reasons for hunting with a crossbow instead of using a compound or traditional bow. I have nothing against it. I know some people use it because they can no longer draw back a vertical bow. I just want to know what are some of your reasons.
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60 yrs old and 2 torn rotator cuffs

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78 yrs old, tore rt. rotator cuff twice. I use a crank to set my Parker x bow. I have missed two nice bucks with it - both times I misjudged the distance.

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64 years old, nerve damage to arms after heart attack, Did purchase a ladies bow, was fine in back yard but could not draw in blind or stand.
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Re: Crossbow Hunting

Thanks Brine. Some of my buddies were bashing on other kids for using them for no reason. I just wanted to see what others had to say
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Re: Crossbow Hunting

Shoot more accurately with an Xbow than a vert.
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Re: Crossbow Hunting

I like shooting them and feel more confident I can put it exactly where I want to when the time moment of truth comes. I have archery hunted for close to thirty years and still feel that I am archery hunting when hunting with my crossbow. It is still about getting close, playing the wind, and knowing your yardages.

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More accurate with it, hence more confident of a humane clean kill.
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