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Old 10-21-2009, 09:36 AM   #1
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the show us your hunting crossbow thread

and custom mods you have done

and show off your infield shots of you and your kill


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Old 10-21-2009, 11:33 AM   #2
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ha, people hunt with crossbows?

Kidding I know they do, although very few people.

Around here if you aren't old, or handicapped you cannot hunt with a crossbow, or if you can you have to hunt as if its a rifle, no camo, orange, during rifle season.

So its either, use a compound bow, use a muzzle loader, use a rifle. No one bothers with the crossbow.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:51 AM   #3
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A repost of mine from another forum:

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This modern disdain for crossbows is quite perplexing to me. The crossbow remained the hunting weapon of choice in North-Western Europe for a considerable amount of time (nearly two hundred years, IINM) after gunpowder weapons retired the former from the battlefield (since early smoothbore muskets had rubbish accuracy).
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:04 PM   #4
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I'd love to get one for messing around with, no hunting. I don't hunt anymore, but still have a compound bow. Always wanted to try a compound crossbow.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:13 AM   #5
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Thread back from the dead. Just bought an excalibur Exocet 200 on eBay. Should be delivered today. Anyone deer hunting with a crossbow this year?
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:33 AM   #6
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"Originally Posted by me, somewhere else
This modern disdain for crossbows is quite perplexing to me. The crossbow remained the hunting weapon of choice in North-Western Europe for a considerable amount of time (nearly two hundred years, IINM) after gunpowder weapons retired the former from the battlefield (since early smoothbore muskets had rubbish accuracy)."

Unless you were a member of the aristocracy or nobility, there weren't many legal places to hunt, especially large animals.

Use of a quiet crossbow rather than a firearm may have had something to do with poaching.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:28 AM   #7
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I've been kicking around the idea of a crossbow to pop coyotes on my property.
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:35 PM   #8
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new york state is allowing crossbows this year for the first time. as far as i can tell the regs/season will be the same as muzzleloader (starts before and ends after rifle).

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/68802.html
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new york state is allowing crossbows this year for the first time. as far as i can tell the regs/season will be the same as muzzleloader (starts before and ends after rifle).

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/68802.html
What's funny is the county that needs it the most, Westchester, is left out. Bow hunting only, and millions of huge deer. It's rare to talk to someone there that hasn't had an auto deer strike, or yard plantings decimated by them.
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