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Old 08-03-2019, 06:27 PM   #1
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I came back to look a few days later and poof! Did it get ugly?
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Old 08-03-2019, 06:43 PM   #2
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I came back to look a few days later and poof! Did it get ugly?
Yeah too many people worry about how others hunt deer. Some people just can't grasp if the TPWD says it's legal during archery season, then it's legal.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:11 PM   #3
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I talked to an administrator and they removed it.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:14 PM   #4
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who really cares how anyone hunts as long as its legal and we get more people in the woods.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:36 PM   #5
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Amen Brother.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:40 PM   #6
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The old saying goes" he who stirs the sh@! pot, licks the spoon"
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:41 PM   #7
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:43 PM   #8
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I bet over half the members here are gun hunters ONLY.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:46 PM   #9
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who really cares how anyone hunts as long as its legal and we get more people in the woods.
Agreed. I've been bowhunting for 32 yrs and this year I might not get to because of my shoulders and elbows. The work that I do has taken a toll on my body. I really don't care what people think but I might have to hang up the Mathews and go to crossbow. Because I can't see myself not getting out there during bow season. I'll never be the one that complains how someone chases the game they love and how they do it.
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Old 08-07-2019, 11:58 AM   #10
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Agreed. I grew up in Mississippi. People there have looked down on Texas hunters for decades for baiting while they herded deer with beagles. They're very publicly fighting over legalizing and then expanding supplemental feed. If it's legal, then it's legal. There are plenty of nonhunters who'd love to see us berate and accuse each other to extinction. We should just be happy that people will commit to the outdoors. Nobody does more for conservation than hunters, and that includes hunters of a lot of different types of game and methods.

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Old 08-07-2019, 12:11 PM   #11
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Yeah too many people worry about how others hunt deer. Some people just can't grasp if the TPWD says it's legal during archery season, then it's legal.
How dare you not want to get into someone else's business and tell them your elite opinions
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:19 PM   #12
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Yeah too many people worry about how others hunt deer. Some people just can't grasp if the TPWD says it's legal during archery season, then it's legal.
TPWD also contradicts itself in saying that for the only 3 Archery only counties, crossbows are not allowed..except for those with a disability.

My (Along with others on the opposite side of the discussion) argument wasn't about judging, or how someone hunts. Hunt with your thumb, your foot, a spear, no one cares!!! - as long as it's legal

The argument was whether or not it was Archery or not.
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:19 PM   #13
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And half the people who complain about crossbow hunting are prolly sittin on the couch most of the season and have nothing better to do than stir the pot! I use a compound but who cares what it’s killed with if it’s legal
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:56 PM   #14
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Agreed. I grew up in Mississippi. People there have looked down on Texas hunters for decades for baiting while they herded deer with beagles. They're very publicly fighting over legalizing and then expanding supplemental feed. If it's legal, then it's legal. There are plenty of nonhunters who'd love to see us berate and accuse each other to extinction. We should just be happy that people will commit to the outdoors. Nobody does more for conservation than hunters, and that includes hunters of a lot of different types of game and methods.
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:38 PM   #15
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TPWD also contradicts itself in saying that for the only 3 Archery only counties, crossbows are not allowed..except for those with a disability.

My (Along with others on the opposite side of the discussion) argument wasn't about judging, or how someone hunts. Hunt with your thumb, your foot, a spear, no one cares!!! - as long as it's legal

The argument was whether or not it was Archery or not.
And again, TPWD says it is legal in my counties during archery season so apparently it is considered archery equipment.
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:47 PM   #16
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Bow and arroW, Archery. CROSSBOW AND ARROW, ARCHERY.
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:25 PM   #17
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Agreed. I've been bowhunting for 32 yrs and this year I might not get to because of my shoulders and elbows. The work that I do has taken a toll on my body. I really don't care what people think but I might have to hang up the Mathews and go to crossbow. Because I can't see myself not getting out there during bow season. I'll never be the one that complains how someone chases the game they love and how they do it.
They had a exclusion for people with upper limb disabilities before the change.
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TPWD also contradicts itself in saying that for the only 3 Archery only counties, crossbows are not allowed..except for those with a disability.

My (Along with others on the opposite side of the discussion) argument wasn't about judging, or how someone hunts. Hunt with your thumb, your foot, a spear, no one cares!!! - as long as it's legal

The argument was whether or not it was Archery or not.
Personally I think we should be able to fill our tags however please. Why not spot lights or thermal scopes at night? In the end you only get so many tags.
I wasn't in favor of the change in the favor of crossbows. Still not.
That said it is legal so why argue it?
But honestly don't even begin to try to tell me it's archery. It's not even close to the same as having to draw a vertical bow on an animal while it's in close.
The speed and efficiency of today's crossbows is like a short range gun.
Then again all the yahoos shooting game at 70+ yards with compounds gives me pause as well.
I think it may be time for TPWD to consider eliminating the special archery season. There sure as heck isn't anything special about it anymore.

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Old 08-08-2019, 10:15 PM   #18
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I hunt with a crossbow. Is it archery? In the eyes of TPWD yes. In my opinion, I’m on the fence if it’s truly archery or not. What I am sure of, having used both crossbows and vertical bows, is that it is still bowhunting. A broadhead still has to go through the vitals, and you better be still enough and concealed enough to get close enough to do so ethically. With a crossbow my max shot at an animal is 30yds same as with my compound. I do firmly believe company’s like Ravin and their 100 yd “rifle like” commercials are bad for the sport and the image of crossbow hunters.

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