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That why I cringe every year at the "can I hunt fowl with a bow" posts. Yea it was probably kids being stupid, but hunters actually try it.
 

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Touching ......

Well, I'm guessing he was shot on the pond that was shown in the video and it sure looks like is falls within a "safety zone", then again I have no idea what the game laws are in that state.

But, it is legal to shoot waterfowl with a bow, provided all the laws and seasons are followed.

I just love how the "bunny huggers" and "media" jump all over this stuff.

You want to see some crazy stuff ... google or youtube, "SHARK" (<span style="font-weight: bold">SH</span>owing <span style="font-weight: bold">A</span>nimals <span style="font-weight: bold">R</span>espect and <span style="font-weight: bold">K</span>indness). Talk about a bunch of wacko's!!!

He, I'm all about making a clean kill and being humane about, but when you hunt sometimes wounded and cripples do happen and sometime it is impossible to retrieve them. We all try our best, but then again, .... it's called Hunting and not Gathering.
 

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That why I cringe every year at the "can I hunt fowl with a bow" posts. Yea it was probably kids being stupid, but hunters actually try it.
You CANand I have. What I DO NOT do however is use an arrow without a broadhead or expandable head, designed to kill the bird quickly and with absolute minimal risk of losing the bird. Stuff like this makes me sick. Do it right or don't do it at all.
 

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I didn't mean to post this to bash bow hunting waterfowl. I am sure the people who do it use the proper gear. Just pointing out how slob hunters are hurting us and our image. That story made USA today. That is a huge place to be in and get all sorts of readers.
 

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I didn't mean to post this to bash bow hunting waterfowl. I am sure the people who do it use the proper gear. Just pointing out how slob hunters are hurting us and our image. That story made USA today. That is a huge place to be in and get all sorts of readers.
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You CANand I have. What I DO NOT do however is use an arrow without a broadhead or expandable head, designed to kill the bird quickly and with absolute minimal risk of losing the bird. Stuff like this makes me sick. Do it right or don't do it at all. [/quote]

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I've tried small game with a bow, I used judo points. Sticking broadheads in the dirt or 26 feet up an oak tree gets expensive. Shooting anything other than wood or fiberglass gets expensive when you start shooting into water, let alone with a metal broadhead. I see why it is what it is.

Why is a neck shot on a duck slob? That's a pretty dang good shot if you ask me.
 

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Why is a neck shot on a duck slob? That's a pretty dang good shot if you ask me.
the shot placement was perfect don but apparnetly the field point was not a good choice however. The arrow only cause minimal muscle damaged. If the hunter (let me just they never do say if it was a HUNTER or someone poaching the ducks of the town pond) would have used a broad head i doubt the duck would have even survived. Sure glad you don't bow hunt if you worried about how expensive the proper gear is rather than making clean effient kills on game. see attached link http://www.edersbow.com/waterfowl-bowhunting-basics/
 

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Tred Barta was great for slinging arrows at everything! AND with his longbow!! Saw shows where he slung arrows at ducks and another show where he slung arrows at running caribou. Class act! What ever happened to ole Tred?
 

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Don hunting small game and waterfowl are 2 different things. I suppose you are one of those guys that thinks an 80-100 yd shot with a crossbow is a great shot or a head shot at a running deer is a great shot. I'm not condemming archery hunting waterfowl, but use the right equitment. Would you hunt a turkey with field points? NO. to me you should use a big cutting broadhead like they do for turkey. This is not the first time this has reared its ugly head. A couple yrs back there was a goose at a pond that had the same thing wrong and it was on TV. Its like the puppy dog Question that is often ask. How much does training cost,how much does it cost to take it to the vet, how much is the food? If you have to ask these questions you can't afford the dog. So in my opinion if you can't afford the right equitment don't do it.
 

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Tred Barta was great for slinging arrows at everything! AND with his longbow!! Saw shows where he slung arrows at ducks and another show where he slung arrows at running caribou. Class act! What ever happened to ole Tred?
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Barta, the icon of sports fishing and hunting, suffered the spinal cord stroke in mid-May and is currently under the care of doctors at Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. “I’ve fought to earn world records for some of the most challenging fish in the ocean and have hunted dangerous game in the wilderness with only my long bow, but nothing compares to the fight I am in now,” said Barta. Spinal cord stroke is among the rarest forms of strokes – 1.2% of all strokes. The overall annual incidence of spinal cord strokes is estimated to be only 12 strokes in 100,000 people.

“Mr. Barta has suffered a spinal cord stroke which is a very uncommon condition. However, he has applied his uniquely vigorous and positive attitude in responding to his illness,” said Michael Earnest, M.D., neurologist, Denver Health. “Tred continues to do things the ‘Barta Way’ working hard and assisting in his daily recovery process. We look forward to his continued progress as he moves to the next level of care. He has earned the respect and admiration of all of us who are caring for him.” Barta is a multiple world record holder in both sport fishing and hunting and hunts almost exclusively with a long-bow and home-made wooden arrows and fishes for marlin and tuna using only the lightest tackle. Fair chase and fair game are the hallmarks of his outdoor ethic. His Barta Blue Marlin Charity Tournaments, now held in Beaufort, North Carolina, are famous for its catch and release-honor system scoring format and have raised more than one million dollars for children’s causes.

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Barta who is also a prolific author writes for Sportfishing Magazine and Big Game Fishing Journal and is largely credited for his role in pioneering offshore “Canyon” fishing and how to fish, a North East Gulf Stream phenomena called warm core eddy formations.

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You stretch me saying that I used judo points for small game out to me approving 100 yard shots with a crossbow. That is one of the stupidest assumptions i have ever read on here and you should be embarrassed to even make it. Judo points don't have a point or cutting blades and along with flu flu fletching are standard small game hunting equipment. Ducks, pheasant, squirrels.. they're all small game. I don't know anybody who is so wealthy they use arrows that sink to hunt over water. It's not a wrong choice to use a broad head and an aluminum or CF arrow, it's a stupid one where a fool and his money are soon parted.

I'm not going to argue this with you, that would be as, stupid as your assumption.
 

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Tred Barta was great for slinging arrows at everything! AND with his longbow!! Saw shows where he slung arrows at ducks and another show where he slung arrows at running caribou. Class act! What ever happened to ole Tred?
Pigger, the last I saw he contacted some type of spinal problem that has put him a wheel chair for the rest of his life.
 

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His new shows have him hunting out of a motorized wheel chair, or modified contraption on wheels. Not too sucsessful lately from the couple shows ive seen.
 

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You stretch me saying that I used judo points for small game out to me approving 100 yard shots with a crossbow. That is one of the stupidest assumptions i have ever read on here and you should be embarrassed to even make it. Judo points don't have a point or cutting blades and along with flu flu fletching are standard small game hunting equipment. Ducks, pheasant, squirrels.. they're all small game. I don't know anybody who is so wealthy they use arrows that sink to hunt over water. It's not a wrong choice to use a broad head and an aluminum or CF arrow, it's a stupid one where a fool and his money are soon parted.

I'm not going to argue this with you, that would be as, stupid as your assumption.
Actually carbon arrows with broadheads do not sink, as well as the big ole aluminum. Had a variety of fixed broadheads on gold tip and carbon express. Neither sank
 

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DTaylor said:
You stretch me saying that I used judo points for small game out to me approving 100 yard shots with a crossbow. That is one of the stupidest assumptions i have ever read on here and you should be embarrassed to even make it. Judo points don't have a point or cutting blades and along with flu flu fletching are standard small game hunting equipment. Ducks, pheasant, squirrels.. they're all small game. I don't know anybody who is so wealthy they use arrows that sink to hunt over water. It's not a wrong choice to use a broad head and an aluminum or CF arrow, it's a stupid one where a fool and his money are soon parted.

I'm not going to argue this with you, that would be as, stupid as your assumption.
Don I know what judo points are. If you read what I said I didn't make an assumption. I was talking about the shot in the ducks neck with a field point, not a judo point and you said that it was a great shot and thatis where the crossbow shot comes in. They are both pretty dumb to me. So don't make assumptions!!!
 
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