as a dumb yank, why would they NOT allow bow hunting. I would figure thats where bow hunting frist started way back when. I would also think artchery would be safer then fire arms in high popluated areas.
don't think about the bow hunting permission in several european countrys. It is just unbelievable. The same persons in Lodengreen who are against ML are also against bows. They think it is not deerlike to hunt with a bow or traditional ML because they don't want it. But in many cases they have no knowledge about these arms and have never used them.
Don't know the rest of Europe's excuse, sorry reason, but here in the uk it is banned on the grounds that a certain amount(basic minimum) of ft /Lb is required for a clean, quick kill, so as to reduce the amount of suffering to the individual animal. This equates to a minimum caliber in the uk of .243 for Roe and Muntjac Deer and .270 for Red and Fallow Deer.Period.
Germany also require's a certain amount of energy for hunting. That was why the 5.6x57 was developed. The deer are really really small. about two sandwitch's per deer. Part could also be their rules after a hit. It is a tradition not to watch an animal in it's death throes, the hunter turns his back. Then when they get to the animal, they place some vegatation in it's mouth. That signifies the last meal. They have a lot of respect for the animals they kill. But I don't really get the one about turning your back on a wounded animal. I would rather end it quickly. But Europe is Europe and they make the rules. Not all that hard to follow.
What do you do with those empty nylon feed bags or dog & cat food bags? Can you say recycle? I use them for target practice for the youngsters. Take your empty shopping bags, stuff them into an empty nylon feed bag. You can also use old clothing or rags, (but put them in the bottom so it doesnt get top heavy). When your bag is full, fold the top over, punch some holes into the top and zip tie the top shut. Paint, draw, paste, or have the kids decorate their new target. Set it out 10 or 20...