can a person humanely hunt with a 40lb bow?

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by Southernfryedyankee, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Senior Member

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    I would like to get a bow for my GF and my son as he gets older and she says she will hunt with me and I know she cant pull 50 lbs. I found a 2007 micro adrenaline 30-40 but can you hunt with that?
     
  2. Werd

    Werd Senior Member

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    not in PA i know that. has to be 45..dont know about other states.
     

  3. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Yep...NY says any bow 35# and up is leagal...
     
  4. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    Ha,Lou!

    In Va the bow has to propel an arrow 125yds
    My son at age 11 killed his first deer with a micro-midas on 45lbs
    Shooting XX75 eastons 2013 with thunderheads
    Took a big doe at 18yds and the arrow almost passed thru the deer!:biggrin1:
     
  5. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    Same in TN
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    NOT TRUE.....read your rules......:frusty:

    it states that a legal hunting bow has to be ableto propel a legal hunting arrow 100 yrds, no mater the angle you hold the bow at.....
     
  7. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Long (stick), recurve or compound bow with a draw weight in excess of 35 pounds. A legal arrowhead is non-barbed, has 2 or more cutting edges and is at least 7/8 inches wide.
    http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/35010.html
     
  8. Timmer

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    With proper shot placement and sharp broadheads, 40 lbs would certainly be able to cleanly kill a deer. However the broadheads should be fixed blade as your K/E would be quite light for mechanicals.
     
  9. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Senior Member

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    In Texas the following applies: does not matter how far it will shoot an arrow just how many pounds:

    copied and pasted from the Texas Parks and Wildlife regulations

    Longbows, compound bows, or recurved bows:

    must have a 40-pound minimum draw at the time of hunting, when used to hunt turkey and all game animals other than squirrel.
    that are equipped with a device that allows the bow to be locked at full or partial draw are lawful during any season when lawful archery equipment may be used.
    Crossbow:

    Any person may use a crossbow to hunt game animals or game birds (except migratory game birds) during a general open season or Eastern spring turkey season. Telescopic sights are lawful.
    ONLY a person with an upper-limb disability may use a crossbow to hunt deer and turkey during the Archery Only Open Season, provided the person, while hunting, has in their immediate possession a physician's statement certifying the extent of the disability.
    An upper-limb disability is a permanent loss of the use of fingers, hand, or arm in a manner that renders the person incapable of using lawful archery equipment.
    A crossbow is lawful for game animals and game birds (except migratory game birds and as provided above), provided:
    the crossbow has a minimum pull of 125 pounds;
    the crossbow has a mechanical safety; and
    the crossbow stock is not less than 25 inches in length.


    Projectiles (Arrows):

    While hunting game animals and game birds, a projectile may not be poisoned, drugged, or explosive.
    When used to hunt turkey and all game animals other than squirrels, a projectile must be equipped with a broadhead hunting point that is at least 7/8-inch in width (upon impact) and has a minimum of 2 cutting edges. A mechanical broadhead must begin to open upon impact and, when open, must be a minimum of 7/8-inch in width.
    An archer may have arrows with field, target, or judo points in the quiver with the broadhead hunting points.
     
  10. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    what kind of pentration are ya gittin' into foam
    set you up what ya feel would be a realist shot on a deer and check tha pentatration.
     
  11. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    so why didnt you point this out....?

    not allowed:
    any firearm equipped with a silencer.

    Mathews dont need silencers on the string so i am o.k.:lol:
     
  12. chainsawlaskowski

    chainsawlaskowski Junior Member

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    If you are using a low poundage bow, First check what's legal where you hunt. Consider what I posted in reply to the thread "QUESTIONS FOR EXPERIENCED ARCHERS" pertaining to broadheads. I'm not trying to preach to anyone, it is only the sharing of my experiences of many years of shooting and deer hunting with a bow. Much learned through trial, error, and expense. Good Luck to you! Jeff
     
  13. lungcutter

    lungcutter Senior Member

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    If you shoot cut on contact heads and stay away from major bone structure you should be fine.
     
  14. IChim2

    IChim2 IChim2 and he's a shooter

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    Here in Mo there is no # restrictions (as far as i know) but i would subjest that the shots taken would be 20yds and less.Deer are the only big game we have.I too would perfere that the person use a good cut on contact fixed BH.
     
  15. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Senior Member

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    My Wife killed her first deer last year and got a complete pass through with 40# She was shooting a Bowtech Equalizer:cool:

    Dan
     
  16. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    35# is legal in Indiana. And yes you can humanely hunt and kill with it. With proper arrow placement and broadheads. I know a girl who killed a doe at 18 yards with a 35# bow and it only travelled about 60 yards and fell over.:peace: