Is it time to make Xbow season the same ?

Bowmostofthetime86

6 pointer
Apr 16, 2019
446
Pendleton county
You can take a person who has never touched a weapon. Put them behind a scoped weapon on a solid rest. And unless they are blind they will be minute of whitetail. This worse case scenario already exists in parts of this state. The rest of your opinions are just that opinions. Crossbows have been used as a way for non archery hunters to take advantage of the long archery season we have. Youth seniors and those with disabilities excluded of course. There are organizations closely monitoring the effect of crossbows, on archery seasons success rates. Compton traditional bow hunters, the pope and young club, and the professional bow hunters society. I belong to two of these clubs and don’t believe crossbows should be used by able bodied hunters in a lengthy archery season. It’s not archery. It’s not bowhunting. And I don’t give a damn what opinions others have on the subject. You have tried to say no one has the right to tell others how they should hunt. You have advocated for people to be able to use what ever weapon they want. Yet you say they should follow the bag limits. Who are you to tell someone who owns property how many deer they should be able to kill off of there property. And with the reasoning you have used, what gives anyone the right to make any law at all. We will just have to agree to disagree and stay united as hunters to protect our lifestyle as whole.
 

hunt

10 pointer
Sep 29, 2015
1,045
The Berg
You can take a person who has never touched a weapon. Put them behind a scoped weapon on a solid rest. And unless they are blind they will be minute of whitetail. This worse case scenario already exists in parts of this state. The rest of your opinions are just that opinions. Crossbows have been used as a way for non archery hunters to take advantage of the long archery season we have. Youth seniors and those with disabilities excluded of course. There are organizations closely monitoring the effect of crossbows, on archery seasons success rates. Compton traditional bow hunters, the pope and young club, and the professional bow hunters society. I belong to two of these clubs and don’t believe crossbows should be used by able bodied hunters in a lengthy archery season. It’s not archery. It’s not bowhunting. And I don’t give a damn what opinions others have on the subject. You have tried to say no one has the right to tell others how they should hunt. You have advocated for people to be able to use what ever weapon they want. Yet you say they should follow the bag limits. Who are you to tell someone who owns property how many deer they should be able to kill off of there property. And with the reasoning you have used, what gives anyone the right to make any law at all. We will just have to agree to disagree and stay united as hunters to protect our lifestyle as whole.

I wouldn't get that worked up about it. I'm sure that if the harvest results that the KDFWR are watching shows a major decline in the herd due to an extended xbow season/harvest, they'll change the regs accordingly.
 

Bowmostofthetime86

6 pointer
Apr 16, 2019
446
Pendleton county
I wouldn't get that worked up about it. I'm sure that if the harvest results that the KDFWR are watching shows a major decline in the herd due to an extended xbow season/harvest, they'll change the regs accordingly.
Exactly my point. Look at the regs in zone 4 counties. I rely heavily on venison as my source of red meat. I have to harvest 4 or 5 does and a buck to have enough meat, until season opens the following year. If I had to hunt by zone 4 standards this would not be possible.
 

Little FR

12 pointer
Nov 10, 2021
4,693
West Kentucky
I wouldn't get that worked up about it. I'm sure that if the harvest results that the KDFWR are watching shows a major decline in the herd due to an extended xbow season/harvest, they'll change the regs accordingly.
I don’t get that worked up about anything. I think my blood pressure went up 3 points for him just reading it.

As Wildman Wilson stated 132,000 were killed last year and 12,200 with crossbow. My wife almost killed that many with her 4 Runner.
 

Bowmostofthetime86

6 pointer
Apr 16, 2019
446
Pendleton county
I don’t get that worked up about anything. I think my blood pressure went up 3 points for him just reading it.

As Wildman Wilson stated 132,000 were killed last year and 12,200 with crossbow. My wife almost killed that many with her 4 Runner.
My blood pressure is quite good. I am not mad at anyone for hunting with a crossbow. And I am happy for anyone who has a successful hunt. The regs are what they are and that ship has sailed. I just do not believe crossbows belong in archery seasons. I hate to see the sport of archery and archery hunting become less popular due to the popularity and ease of use of the crossbow. The same way recurves and longbows fell out of favor when compounds took off.
 

Cole505

6 pointer
Sep 6, 2016
176
Lagrange
I wouldn't worry about the guy,with a crossbow and a tag,I would worry about poachers,and good ol boys who never tag them in,telechek is a joke,real similar to past election,
We have some neighbors that would meet the definition of good ole boys. Great hard working people but….never called a deer in once. They say they don’t believe in it. “Only seasons around here are salt and pepper”

Guy who owns the place shot a 160 class 10 out of his tractor when he was feeding the cows. Hung the skull up on a tree behind the barn. Squirrels have it down to nothin basically.
Hurts my heart. I’d have that thing above the mantle if I shot him.
 

WildmanWilson

12 pointer
Dec 26, 2004
12,588
Western Ky.
You can take a person who has never touched a weapon. Put them behind a scoped weapon on a solid rest. And unless they are blind they will be minute of whitetail.
So what? Does everyone need a badge of honor by struggling and sweating to earn the right to get in the woods with the elite ? The two seasons can easily co-exist and not harm the resource at all. I used to be able to shoot a fly in the eye at 30 yards with a bow and I practiced a lot. Now, many years later, I don't enjoy the countless hours shooting a bow. I'm still OK with it but I do not want to spend all my time practicing? Does that mean I should not have a right to hunt the same deer with the same money I use to by tags? Who made the bow hunter God and overseer of the earth? Even before I had an xbow, I was pushing for the expansion. So what if it is easier to learn. I just don't buy that's the real reason for all the hatred.
 

KYH5N1

10 pointer
Jan 19, 2008
1,981
In the nightmares of turkeys
I've been biting my tongue on this thread for a while now and here is my opinion. My only concern with "any" weapon with a higher success rate any earlier in the year is that more dominant bucks may be killed before they breed and successfully spread their genes. I feel the same way about the early MZ season. When KY implemented early MZ, in lines and optics on a smoke pole were almost unheard of. Now most people hunt with a MZ that rivals most custom modern rifles in accuracy. 200yds is a chip shot. But, oh well. Think I may ship my herd bull and let the unproven yearlings have their way with the cows?
 

Bowmostofthetime86

6 pointer
Apr 16, 2019
446
Pendleton county
First off if you read my whole post I said excluding kids seniors and those with disabilities. Second off bow hunters are the reason we have an archery season. Bow hunters in the 50,s and 60’s across the us fought to have seasons dedicated to archery. The seasons could be long due to lower success rates than firearm hunters. This did not account for a rifle scoped stock with a bow screwed on it. It’s archery season. Stocks scopes and bench rested weapons are not archery. Your argument for using an xbow is its to much work and less comfortable to practice with your vertical bow. No different than saying muzzle loaders are to much work to clean and load so we should be able to use modern firearms in muzzleloader season. You started this thread yet you have issue with someone disagreeing with your opinion. That is an elitist attitude more than not accepting crossbows as bowhunting.
 


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