Are Crossbows Hurting Deer Numbers?

Discussion in 'Crossbows' started by MeatHunter, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. MeatHunter

    MeatHunter Just Livin' The Dream!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
  2. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    He spelt hording wrong, hoarding!
     
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  3. MeatHunter

    MeatHunter Just Livin' The Dream!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
    Good catch! You need to write him and tell him.......... :D
     
  4. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    If 20 corrects someone's spelling they will likely hang themselves. :D
     
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  5. bajabill

    bajabill BDR529

    Feb 16, 2012
    East Central MO
    coming from you, this is the only time I have ever liked the speling/grammer pollice.
     
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  6. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Christmas comes early, 20' correcting grammer/spelling.... What's next, liberals loving Donald Trump? :D
     
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  7. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    "Spelled".......you're welcome. :wave1:
     
  8. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Somehow, grammer/spelling correction from MM, just does not have the same humorous effect as it does coming from 20'. Just an observation, nothing more. :wave1: :D
     
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  9. Woods

    Woods Cooyon, Back from NOLA

    Oct 16, 2003
    Lonedell Missouri
    Recurve bows and Flint lock muzzle loaders only for deer hunting.

    Band: Cartridge rifles and compound bows.
     
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  10. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Perfect for Louisana, good idea... But, keep your coon ass hands off my rifles in Missouri. :wave1:

    Oh yeah, almost forgot..... :D
     
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  11. bajabill

    bajabill BDR529

    Feb 16, 2012
    East Central MO
    are crossbows hurting deer numbers?

    NO

    they are hurting compound bow numbers it seems. No big deal.....
     
  12. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017

    Sign my name to that, full support!!
     
  13. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Ozarks
    Ok I grew up against Compound Bows, Inline Muzzleloaders now Pistols during Alternative Season.

    COME HOW COULT IT BE HURT ANYMORE?

    oneshot

    :D The Big Grin could run them.
     
  14. NoLuck

    NoLuck Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    Mehlville,MO
    Ok....... awe never mind.
     
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  15. STTH

    STTH Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Turd Crick North
    I got a crossbow this year, and even with the new itchy want to shoot something new finger, I have yet to pull the trigger. I have spent more time in a stand than any year in the last 6, maybe have been more particular but no deer have been shot at. The kill switch has recently been turned on so a slick head better watch out. I am pretty sure Mr. Big ain't gonna show but will be out after him every chance til 1/15 NCM_0644.JPG

    Oh answer to the question, no.
     
  16. The only thing that has happened where I hunt is that the crossbow inclusion has placed more early season pressure on them than normal.

    I hunt a rather small plot of land and typically the neighbor only hunted rifle season. So I had the area we hunt to myself from 9/15 until then. When crossbows became included he started hunting every weekend which put more pressure on them than normal. They become wise to us way before rifle season now.
     
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  17. jehrbo

    jehrbo Full Fledged Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Oh Fallon
    One thing it's helped for sure is bass pros (and other fine retailers) bottom line. They're still flying off the shelves.
     
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  18. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    Lined a few others pockets as well
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2017
  19. Sully

    Sully Bait Plotter Extraordinar

    Aug 28, 2007
    Truman lake , MO
    I have sniped at the x bow issue a lot without even getting to the heart of what really bothers me about Xbows being allowed into Archery season but here goes ... I really have no problem with anyone using whatever weapon they want to deer hunt however I'm truly afraid that Archery season will begin to be managed more like modern gun season , shorter season more restrictive bag limits !

    Bow season in Missouri use to be perfect ... Long season ( which we still have FOR NOW ) and liberal bag limit . All of a sudden along came crossbows and one of our buck tags disappeared !!!! Coincidence ???? I really don't think so
     
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  20. Ghost Hunter

    Ghost Hunter Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2003

    Now thats funny CJ-Not a chance