new crossbow hunters

Discussion in 'Crossbows' started by DANIEL MARK ZAPOLSKI, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. 50 -60 years old

    43.8%
  2. 60 years and above

    30.3%
  3. an old bow hunter who will now return do to new rules

    33.7%
  4. zone 3 hunters of all aspects

    40.4%
  5. zone 1&2 hunters

    14.6%
  6. sportswomen

    15.7%
  7. youths

    12.4%
  8. those who applied but were denied

    14.6%
  9. gun hunters who never bow hunted

    23.6%
  10. first time archery hunter

    10.1%
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  1. Chris B.

    Chris B.

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    I have hunted with a bow for over 30 years.I killed a deer last year with my bow. For the next 3 seasons,I will hunt with my crossbow. I find it to be a new challenge for me. I doubt that I will impact any bowhunter who wishes to hunt with a bow. I still support FULL INCLUSION. Why I should be allowed to use a crossbow because I am 52,but my neighbor,who is 44 can't. When this is all said and done,crossbows will be just ANOTHER tool to harvest game.Take a look at other states where the crossbows have been used.Point to ANY problem that they created.You can't.
     
  2. Whitetail1

    Whitetail1

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    I posted a remark Friday afternoon regerding the new law allowing the use of crossbows in zone 3. My statement was indeed a knee jerk reaction when I called the bows a "crossgun". I in no way meant any harm or direspect to any of you that enjoy the use of the crossbow. I still have mixed emotions regarding their use but it is not my position to judge those that do. Please eccept my apology and good hunting.:)
     

  3. north_of_mackinaw

    north_of_mackinaw

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    I plan on buying a crossbow but I'm not sure yet what kind. Have to do some serious research and talk to some hunters that already use one. I just turned 50 and have diabetes and just can't seem to stay warm here in the U.P. during gun season anymore. I'm really looking forward to spending a full day in the woods hunting again.
     
  4. 2PawsRiver

    2PawsRiver Premium Member

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    Well it's good to see that based on the numbers here that Crossbows are putting the old guys in the woods.....................thats good since I am not all that far from being an Old Guy.:D
     
  5. Whit1

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    There's a thread in here started by an MS member named Lew. Look for it and read through.
     
  6. Whit1

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    It sorta creeps up slowly doesn't it.........:lol:
     
  7. riverroadbeagles

    riverroadbeagles

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    I see those of us in zone 1 and 2 get the shaft again. I live just 2 miles north of m20 and there are deer everywhere but I cant hunt in the early doe season or I cant use a crossbow. Doesnt seem fair to me. Quit bow hunting a couple of years ago because it bothers my shoulder to practice and I dont beleive you should be hunting if you dont practice regulary. So I will have to wait another 13 years untill I am 50. :mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  8. ART

    ART

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    I have killed a couple deer during the gun season with my crossbow, so it's not new to me, but I am really looking forward to hunting small game with it.
     
  9. Liv4Huntin'

    Liv4Huntin'

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    Have you written / emailed / called the NRC, and your congressmen/women in Lansing voicing your views???????
    ~m~
     
  10. TrekJeff

    TrekJeff

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    When I have the cash available I will buy one. I think it's a great move to bringing new people into the sport. I look forward to it.
     
  11. Doeboy

    Doeboy

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    Yep will be buying one for the first time I'm excited :D.
     
  12. Rasdale

    Rasdale

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    This fall I'm going to switch from a verticle bowhunter to a horizontal bowhunter. I like the looks and feel of the Parker Buck-Buster 175. I hope to have my crossbow in the next couple of months. :D