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Old 10-09-2019, 02:24 PM   #1
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Today was my first chance to shoot my bow this year.

I turned 70 and my shoulder just gave out .... couldn't even pull my bow back one time. I tried having the poundage turned down to 59#, but still couldn't pull it back.

I am so disappointed that I won't be able to bow hunt this year.

I may have to go to a crossbow next year. Very unhappy!
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:25 PM   #2
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No shame in a crossbow! Get one and bowhunt this year.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:27 PM   #3
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No shame in a crossbow! Get one and bowhunt this year.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:27 PM   #4
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Get you a bow that you can turn way down then work your way back up, or get some exercise bands. You'd be surprised how fast you can build it back up.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:30 PM   #5
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I am waiting for that day every time I pull back. The ortho doc told me 10 years or so ago to quit bowhunting because of the arthritis in my shoulders. I hunted with a crossbow for two years and decided I would go back to a regular bow as long as I can. So I feel like I'm on borrowed time as it is. Once I get there it will be back to a crossbow. Good luck
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:30 PM   #6
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https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...8#post14422838





Here's your solution ^^^^^^^
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:32 PM   #7
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Hey I am in the same shape I an 73 I still can draw 52-54 with a haylon 6
but can only shoot about three times and then done for a while. The longer axel
bows are easer to pull back May try one 40 to 50 they usually go up about 3 to 4 lbs over 50 at 20 yards kill most any deer. I had to get a cross bow I think anybody 70 or older gets a free pass from the younger crowd
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:33 PM   #8
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Sorry to hear, as mentioned above weights and lower poundage. hope it works out for ya.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:33 PM   #9
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I was just about to pimp your ad to him...ha.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:37 PM   #10
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Yeah getcha one of them crossbows or a lighter poundage bows and get back in there. Welcome to the GOF club! Good luck on rehab.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:43 PM   #11
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I was just about to pimp your ad to him...ha.


Thanks.


I shoot a 70 lb bow, but I know I won't be able to forever. Crossbows are a great way to stay involved in Archery.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:12 PM   #12
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I am 73 and haven't had my regular 6-month shoulder shot in 18 months and am going fine so far. Don't even want to think about not being able to pull the bow.

One thing---don't put the bow up after the season---keep on shooting, even if it is only 10 arrows per session 3 times per week.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:52 PM   #13
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Get a low poundage Trad, bow to use in off months to stay in shape. You might just like Trad better.
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:07 PM   #14
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What poundage CAN you draw?
People kill deer all the time with ~45lb bows
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:12 PM   #15
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I've had 4 shoulder surgeries and both collar bones are dislocated. I've been hunting at 62 lbs but as I'm getting older I've thought about dropping down to a 50 lb bow. There was a great deal on a Hoyt Carbon 40-50 in the classifieds for sale, please go buy it so I don't.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:17 PM   #16
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Use a trad bow. It isn't as hard to draw them as it is a compound because you get to maximum poundage at full draw where you are the strongest. That break over before full draw is tough on you.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:39 PM   #17
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No shame in a Crossbow .. I got one ready to go in the classifieds
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:48 PM   #18
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Today was my first chance to shoot my bow this year.

I turned 70 and my shoulder just gave out .... couldn't even pull my bow back one time. I tried having the poundage turned down to 59#, but still couldn't pull it back.

I am so disappointed that I won't be able to bow hunt this year.

I may have to go to a crossbow next year. Very unhappy!
I shoot my bow at 38# and kill what I hit. Slick Trick Magnum 100"s do the trick.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:51 PM   #19
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I give you props for bowhunting to that age. Most guys give it up by then. NO shame in a crossbow man! SOrry for your loss
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:28 PM   #20
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Thanks for the feedback. I saw the crossbows in the classifieds but need to sell my current PSE first. I'm on a set income and have limited expendable income.
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:31 PM   #21
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I hope I can still shoot a bow at 65 much less 70. I'm impressed. I had surgery on my shoulder and the crossbow was just what I needed to keep my sanity. Killed 3 deer with it that season.
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:50 PM   #22
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Might try finding the same bow with 50-60lb limbs. That's what I did one year coming off of shoulder surgery. Turned it all the way down and got to 47lbs. I killed 4 deer with it that year with 2 of them being pass thrus. It doesnt take much to kill a Texas whitetail with a good arrow and broad head. Good luck with whatever direction you go.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:24 PM   #23
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May take a look at Draw-Loc. They have a good website. I’m 72,. Had dropped from a 70# to a 60#. Was helping a Lot, then had a tractor accident and tore my shoulder up pretty bad. Draw-Loc has saved my season. MAY be able to do without it by next year???


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Old 10-10-2019, 04:34 PM   #24
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There are people who consistently kill deer with 40lb primitive bows. Maybe try a 40lb compound and see how you feel about it.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:39 PM   #25
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So, you “let the old man in?” Sucks!!!

Actually, I can’t bow hunt this year either; had a pacemaker installed a couple weeks ago and have to wait until the incision heals and placement lead encapsulates before pulling my bow back!
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:49 PM   #26
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I can't pull mine either, but I found a way. I use a Primos trigger stick under my left wrist for support. Working good so far.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:56 PM   #27
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Well I'm just a youngster at 60 but I'm hoping that by shooting every week and quitting when my shoulder is fatigued I can make it to 75 with my compound. I'm shooting 56# which allows me to shoot more practice than at 70. 56 will kill anything in Texas and if I limit my distance will be ok on elk. Good luck. Go try some lower poundages and see if one feels right. You may ve able to trade in with not much money.
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:18 PM   #28
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Do whatever works for YOU and don't worry at all about what anyone else says! Not a dam thing wrong with a crossbow if it keeps you in the field and happy.

Good luck and enjoy the majesty of being in the field and in the hunt!
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:54 PM   #29
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So, you “let the old man in?” Sucks!!!

Actually, I can’t bow hunt this year either; had a pacemaker installed a couple weeks ago and have to wait until the incision heals and placement lead encapsulates before pulling my bow back!
What? I guess that means your enforcer status has been revoked.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:15 PM   #30
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What? I guess that means your enforcer status has been revoked.
I can still take care of light stuff!
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:49 PM   #31
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I'm 70 and still shoot the same 63# long bow I've shot for the last 20 years. I don't think I could do it with a compound. I aim as I draw and release as soon as I hit anchor like most long bow shooters do. I think I'm good for several more years.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:55 PM   #32
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At 70 years old I think you’ve earned the crossbow!
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:59 PM   #33
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Get another bow at about 50#. You can kill any deer out there with a 50# bow!!!!!!

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Old 10-11-2019, 07:30 AM   #34
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It happens. Sorry! On a good note, crossbows are really cool.
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