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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Crossbow regret

Does anyone regret going to a crossbow?
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post #2 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 10:37 PM
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Re: Crossbow regret

Huh?????
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post #3 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 10:43 PM
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Re: Crossbow regret

Here we go, countdown to a locked thread.

No regret, was never that dumb to be mislead.

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post #4 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 11:20 PM
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Re: Crossbow regret

regret? I never regret buying any weapon. Love em all.
I have wished I'd bought a better model but have just sold and upgraded.
I use my x bow for around the yard. Ive taken it deer hunting a handful of times. Mostly windy days that I really wanted to hunt. Personally, hunting 20'+ high, and "decorating" the hang-ons drawing back isn't as challenging as it use to be. Its not much of an advantage. Esp due to the clumsy wingspan.

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Re: Crossbow regret

NO!

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Re: Crossbow regret

Glad I purchased one. I wasn't in favor of them at first but they are a lot of fun to shoot and they definitely have their place in our hunting community.

I do think there will be some changes to the archery season because of them but I'm fine with that also.

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post #7 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-09-2016, 12:05 AM
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Re: Crossbow regret

No regret's for me. Personally I still use both a compound and a crossbow, just depends on what I feel like taking on any given day.

As long as you can block out the few "archers" who cant except the fact that a crossbow is just another tool used in the control of Pa's deer heard there should be no regrets. Ultimately if you dont like the crossbow there is nothing saying you cant go back to what you used before.

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Re: Crossbow regret

No.

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Re: Crossbow regret

Ah yes, a tale of Cash, Cash inclusion and fairy tales.
The PGC got their wish, that wish came in the form of Ca$h. More cash from juicy infusions from the fabled Xbow Mfg's. And more cash from the converted "jealous" gun hunters in the form of "archery" stamp sales and revenue. Cash inclusions from all the "slush fund" capitol the XBow MFG's stashed in the pockets of the PGC to make sure it got passed. Then, have the NRA pile on and have a spin (Even $Hillary would be proud of) that no inclusion of a weapon that was included in just about every other state would be biased. And the fairy tales spun on the "herd management tools" and how it would not make a dent in the over all harvests.

Yup, it is all so clear, as if it was yesterday but in fact it was years ago. But alas boys and girls it is a moot point as the battle for Pa. was fought and the bowhunters of Pa. lost. Cash and capitalism within the PGC ranks got their juicy infusion of Ca$h and the Xbow MFG's got their inclusion. It all worked out, gun hunters can not claim archers shoot all the deer (which was never the case before) and now they get to buy an "archery" stamp and shoot all the deer they claimed we did every year...Yup good times.

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Yeah, and as a side note if they were going to "stick" it to all the archers by the inclusion, they could have given us Sunday Hunting to ease the pain of a Ca$h defeat. And, yes Ca$h was what made all the difference, never let anyone fool you. Just look inside page 9 of the new 2016 hunting and trapping reg's that come with your license. If you look closely you can see a picture of Gary Alt, smiling and pointing at you saying "doe harvests should have been done like this 20 years ago", but you guys hated me.

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