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stevenoak
 July 03 2017 06:38PM  
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A bill to allow x bow for bow season is on the Governors desk in Illinois. He is expected to sign it.


 
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kenhump
 July 03 2017 09:54PM  
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A bill to allow x bow for bow season is on the Governors desk in Illinois. He is expected to sign it.


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 July 04 2017 07:08AM  
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I remember when the first compound bows came out and the debate if they should be allowed. (For the record I was a die hard recurve man) I argued it would bring lots of new hunters in and more pressure on big bucks during the rut. However I have since changed my mind and realize that the future of hunting depends on new hunters and barriers to participation need to be examined. So this debate will continue and eventually it will be decided. I personally hope that my grand kids will be able to enjoy hunting 40 years from now whether they use a longbow, recurve bow, compound bow, crossbow or AR I really don't care just so they have the opportunity and do so in a fair chase manner.



yes-----------you make a great point


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 July 04 2017 07:28AM  
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I really hate the xbow debate. To be honest my bow of choice this year will be a long bow that I made myself from a hickory tree that I cut in the land behind my old house, although I am working on a maple bow I cut at my cabin that might win out, depends on how good I do on this build. I also likely will do some hunting with my PSE long bow, my PSE recurve, my old hoyt alphamax and my hoyt carbon matrix. My xbow likely wont see the woods but it is entirely possible that it will take a deer from the deck (at my cabin in WI, so dont jump all over me).

All of the bows mentioned have positives and draw backs. Weight, speed, length, all are trade offs between them. Who really cares what someone else shoots.


 
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 July 04 2017 08:50AM  
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Dictionary defines a "gun" as a tube or barrel. Closed on one end, that sends a projectile with explosive material. A" bow" as a strip of wood or other flexible material with a string attached to each end to shoot a projectile. I tend to agree with Mr. Webster. Some day they will improve the x bow, then x bow hunters will complain about them. Wink


 
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 July 04 2017 09:13AM  
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Who really cares what someone else shoots.



Because deer hunting mentality has gotten so stupid, most not in favor of crossbows are that way because they think someone having an easier time shooting deer directly amounts to their someone literally shooting one out from under them. If you own your own private ground there is no reason to worry, only you and those you permit are hunting there. If someone 10 miles over on their own farm shot a nice one with a crossbow, chances are you wouldn't have shot it anyway. For those worrying about what your neighbors will do, tough nuggies, you cant control your neighbors. Hunt harder/scout harder/food plot harder if you're that worried about your neighbors. If you are real worried about what this will do to public land deer hunting because that's where you hunt, then go buy your own ground and quit whining.* I'd have a hard time buying an argument from anyone that crossbow legalization would negatively impact their individual hunting experience, specifically.



*An abrasive statement, no doubt, but I am only echoing sentiment I have seen pop up on here for years.


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