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Celticstoneman

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I hunted with a bow for 35 years. Due to an injury, I got a handicap permit to use a crossbow. It was either that or no hunting during the archery season. Been hunting with the crossbow for the last 9 years now. I don't consider myself a lazy ass sportsman in the least. I love deer hunting and will use whatever legal implement allowed.
As hunters, we should support one another no matter what tool they use. Lord knows that hunter numbers decline every year.
You probably don't care what I think and it's all good.
Hope you get to shoot a deer with your new rig.
Deermanok,
Well said. I love the mans gun but he holds strong opinions.
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Very nice piece of wood! Carving also looks like he knows what he is doing. Put some simple engraving on the metal parts and its a keeper!
 

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I’d like to hear more about asphaltum finish. Is that a tar like application? I also take a small exception to the crossbow hunting reference. When I first started hunting I started with a crossbow, then went to long bow, now nearly 30 years later, my shoulder is nearly wore out, this year may be the last with a long bow. This year I stuck a fine smaller racked buck ( 7pt). I nearly spooked when I pulled back and let a slight, but noticeable grunt… while practicing this spring and summer I noticed my shoulder was aching after about 20 arrows. I’ve been working in the auto manufacturing field for the last 20 yrs… next year I’ll be going back to the crossbow. I’m for sure not lazy and I do feel that the crossbows that I’m used to have the same range limitations as do my long bows…
 

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I’d like to hear more about asphaltum finish. Is that a tar like application? I also take a small exception to the crossbow hunting reference. When I first started hunting I started with a crossbow, then went to long bow, now nearly 30 years later, my shoulder is nearly wore out, this year may be the last with a long bow. This year I stuck a fine smaller racked buck ( 7pt). I nearly spooked when I pulled back and let a slight, but noticeable grunt… while practicing this spring and summer I noticed my shoulder was aching after about 20 arrows. I’ve been working in the auto manufacturing field for the last 20 yrs… next year I’ll be going back to the crossbow. I’m for sure not lazy and I do feel that the crossbows that I’m used to have the same range limitations as do my long bows…
Again, as has been said earlier,,,, their is a big difference between an archer who can not physically shoot a regular bow anymore, and some slob who never hunted with or shot a bow deciding that since crossbows are now legal even if not disabled,,, now it's time to go screw up the archery hunting season for people who put the work in.

How heavy a longbow are you shooting now? Could you just go lighter?
Not saying you shouldn't go to the crossbow (please wear eye protection), just thinking out loud.
 

S.Kenton

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Again, as has been said earlier,,,, their is a big difference between an archer who can not physically shoot a regular bow anymore, and some slob who never hunted with or shot a bow deciding that since crossbows are now legal even if not disabled,,, now it's time to go screw up the archery hunting season for people who put the work in.

How heavy a longbow are you shooting now? Could you just go lighter?
Not saying you shouldn't go to the crossbow (please wear eye protection), just thinking out loud.
It’s not really an issue of “the people who put the work in”.. anyone can shoot a deer, wether it’s with a long bow, muzzloader, shotgun or streight wall cartridge rifle… which is the newest deer hunting law in Ohio. The REAL work around my area is… putting in the time and effort to scout, learning the anatomy of the animal, and finally ( not limited to) setting up a location for a tree stand/blind or a nice ambush location. I hunt with a modern compound bow. I’ve got it adjusted low as it will go. I take advantage of all the opportunities that Ohio’s law provides for me, as a hunter. During bow season I use a bow, shotgun and muzzloader season I use a black powder rifle. I’m not a purest.. and just enjoy meat in the freezer. So next season I’ll embrace the cross bow and not worry too much. I’ll keep my bow and hope I can someday go back to it.. but I’m doubtful.
 

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I hunted with a bow for 35 years. Due to an injury, I got a handicap permit to use a crossbow. It was either that or no hunting during the archery season. Been hunting with the crossbow for the last 9 years now. I don't consider myself a lazy ass sportsman in the least. I love deer hunting and will use whatever legal implement allowed.
As hunters, we should support one another no matter what tool they use. Lord knows that hunter numbers decline every year.
You probably don't care what I think and it's all good.
Hope you get to shoot a deer with your new rig.
I had an injury and had to use a crossbow for a couple a years and took some deer in a wonderful ethical manner and ethically consumed on the grill and the smoker. LOL..
 

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My goodness, what a beautiful piece of wood!
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