Who hunts predators with crossbows? I am interested in trying my crossbow in my neighborhood this year because I don't want to wake the neighbors with a gun shot. Looking for any tips and shot placement. I assume most use field points? I guess I have to hold the light in my had as it might be tough to mount it to the bow.
Some of the newer bows have picatinny rails on them. The Bohning Top Mount would also be easy to attach a light to. I have never predator hunted with mine but I would use broadheads for sure. I have seen crossbow used in Texas on coyotes at night.
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Broadheads would leave one heck of a hole in the fur. I was thinking a field point through the eye might be effective. I would only imagine shooting at really close ranges with how quickly them little buggers move when coming into a call.
Ive been thinking about the same thing, there are a ton of small woodlots around me surrounded by houses that hold fox and are a definate no for even a 22. Im assuming the 50yd archery safety zone for special regs areas is still legal for predator hunting. might just give it a try one night
The bohning Top Mount would be a great choice for mounting a light to the bow. Trying to hand hold a light and shoot would be about impossible I would think. Like Gene said I would use a broadheads for sure and would shoot for the chest since that is the largest kill zone. It would definately be a challenge.
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Sounds like it be a great idea..I've been thinking about it down here in montgromery county..everyone i've spoken too is telling me about all the yotes running around..all i need is a few lights..already have the e-caller...hmm..