Poll: Ethical Minimum Draw Weight

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Poll: Ethical Minimum Draw Weight

Postby Patriot » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:57 am

Minnesota law states "Bows must have a pull no less than 30 pounds at or before full draw."
 
What do you feel should be the minimum draw weight in your area?
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RE: Poll: Ethical Minimum Draw Weight

Postby Patriot » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:59 am

My opinion is 35 pounds.  I don't have any data supporting that.  It's just a gut feel.
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RE: Poll: Ethical Minimum Draw Weight

Postby SNIPERMAN » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:03 am

REALY DO NOT HAVE AN OPINION BUT 35 LB. SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT, IN THE LIBERAL STATE OF MA. THE MIN. DRAW WEIGHT FOR HUNTING IS 40 LBS.

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RE: Poll: Ethical Minimum Draw Weight

Postby JPH » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:10 am

I chose 30 lbs. but like you guys, I'm not really set on that number. I went low b/c I think shot placemen is far more important than draw weight.
 
Now if we want to talk about establishing a maximum ethical archery RANGE, you'll get me to take a stand. 50+ yard shots with bows? [8|]

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RE: Poll: Ethical Minimum Draw Weight

Postby Patriot » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:27 am

ORIGINAL: JPH

I chose 30 lbs. but like you guys, I'm not really set on that number. I went low b/c I think shot placemen is far more important than draw weight.

Now if we want to talk about establishing a maximum ethical archery RANGE, you'll get me to take a stand. 50+ yard shots with bows? [8|]

 
JPH, you tryin' to derail my post?[;)]  Just messin' with ya.  Great idea for a new poll though.  I can already sense the forthcoming debate on that topic.
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RE: Poll: Ethical Minimum Draw Weight

Postby DoeEyed » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:29 am

Wisconsins minimum is 30 lbs. I think 35lbs would be better.
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RE: Poll: Ethical Minimum Draw Weight

Postby dtrain56 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:36 am

40-45lbs...below that i would question penetration

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RE: Poll: Ethical Minimum Draw Weight

Postby Patriot » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:40 am

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40-45lbs...below that i would question penetration

 
I bet 45 would be too high for some youngsters and potentially others lacking arm strength (some women or folks with shoulder issues).
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RE: Poll: Ethical Minimum Draw Weight

Postby DoeEyed » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:42 am

At close range, 20 yards, penetration was not a problem for me drawing 37lbs. but I understand your concern.
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RE: Poll: Ethical Minimum Draw Weight

Postby dtrain56 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:44 am

I bet 45 would be too high for some youngsters and potentially others lacking arm strength (some women or folks with shoulder issues).



Not really worried about those who can't pull 45 lbs back...more concerned about the integrity of the sport and the ethical taking of game...

I think where i grew up in NH this was the law...

and you have cross bows and .243's for youngsters if you choose to let them hunt before they are out of diapers

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