The worst part about xbow inclusion

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by fullfan, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. fullfan

    fullfan Active Member

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    Feb 23, 2016
    Of the 2,426 turkeys harvested under archery methods, 1,113 were with crossbows.
     
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  2. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    How many of those were youth or disabled hunters?
     

  3. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Oh no, 1100 turkeys died from an xbow. Oh the horror. :D

    That said, no doubt an xbow is an advantage to killing turkeys via archery tackle, I guess they are what you would call colateral damage to the introduction of them. But, 1100 turkeys isn't really all that many now, is it? :wave1:
     
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  4. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    The crossbow deal on turkeys really gets laughable. People thumb their noses at crossbow hunting turkeys when they themselves hunt from a ground blind that all but eliminates the turkey being able to see you draw a bow anyway.
     
  5. fullfan

    fullfan Active Member

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    Feb 23, 2016
    less than 1113
     
  6. bajabill

    bajabill BDR529

    Feb 16, 2012
    East Central MO
    the worst part of xbow inclusion is that I cant stop reading all the moaning about it. pound-Addicted :bow:
     
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  7. fullfan

    fullfan Active Member

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    Feb 23, 2016
    It's 1113, and yes, turkey lives matter
     
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  8. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    Whoa.

    How is a crossbow an advantage over a vertical bow on a turkey, but not an advantage on a deer?

    Might want to close at least one side of your mouth when replying to this one.
     
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  9. Phil in MO

    Phil in MO White Gold Prostaff

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    Nov 3, 2012
    Kansas City, MO
    I thought you were going to say all the people *****ing about xbows.
     
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  10. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Is it ok with you that youth and disabled people can hunt turkeys too? :D
     
  11. fullfan

    fullfan Active Member

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    Feb 23, 2016
    BINGO!
     
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  12. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    I said before... because a vast majority of archery turkey hunters do so from within a blind where a drawing motion is hardly detectable.
     
  13. fullfan

    fullfan Active Member

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    Feb 23, 2016
    I encourage it...add people over 50 to that list too. 25 year old able bodied hunters that use crossbows are what is wrong with society as a whole
     
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  14. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    If you have ever read what I've said about xbows, I have never said they didn't have an edge, at least in some aspects. The question has always been how much of an adge compared to modern crossbow that can fling arrows at 350fps, is more maneuverable, quieter, etc.... I happen to think that gap is not so much, turkeys, imho are much more adept at picking up movement than deer are. At least, that's been my experience when bow hunting. take it or leave it, but that's how I see it. :wave1:
     
  15. fullfan

    fullfan Active Member

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    Feb 23, 2016
    and now they have an extra 4 months to do it!
     
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  16. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Since I am pushing 60, I guess I get a pass then.... :D
     
  17. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    Thats WAY more than will die due to all day hunting...:thinking:
     
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  18. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    No some people just don't have anything else to do

    For me that is the worst part, you would think it would have died down by now but there is some diehard whiners around here.
     
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  19. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    FOr the record, since you never seem to understand my stance on this. I don't care if MO allows all day turkey hunting, It would help me out since my place they seem to like in the afternoon more than in the morning. That said, if they leave it the way it is, I don't care either.
     
  20. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Ouch man, very ouch. :D
     
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