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Crossbows

.I'm glad that it did pass in Oklahoma.  The biggest threat to hunting is the average age of hunters gets older every year in this country.  If crossbows help introduce more people to hunting/outdoors, bring more dollars and out of state hunters to Oklahoma then I'm all for that. 

I have my deer rifle, BP and bow.  After this passed I went out and bought a crossbow.  I might use it during any of the seasons for deer or turkey. I have that option now. The good thing is I spent some money at the bow shop.  I even got my wife on board with the crossbow.  She says I'm deaf from the guns.  Shes ok with starting my daughter out with it to save her ears. 

I guess time will tell on the crossbows.

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GWD91 wrote:

.I'm glad that it did pass in Oklahoma.  The biggest threat to hunting is the average age of hunters gets older every year in this country.  If crossbows help introduce more people to hunting/outdoors, bring more dollars and out of state hunters to Oklahoma then I'm all for that. 

I have my deer rifle, BP and bow.  After this passed I went out and bought a crossbow.  I might use it during any of the seasons for deer or turkey. I have that option now. The good thing is I spent some money at the bow shop.  I even got my wife on board with the crossbow.  She says I'm deaf from the guns.  Shes ok with starting my daughter out with it to save her ears. 

I guess time will tell on the crossbows.

The point about bringing in new ones is a good one. But I just don't think that just because he could use a crossbow, a kid that has never hunted would all of a sudden jump on the prospect. I still think they should only be allowed in rifle seasons.

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I agree with the statement-crossbows should only be allowed during firearms seasons. I don't know about western states, but here, you have to get a permit from the sheriff before you buy one. They shouldn't be allowed during traditional archery seasons.

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I have mixed feelings on this one, where i'm from they made it legal last year to hunt with a cross bow in archery season in the WMZ's (Wild life management zone) these are all located around city's where archery, shotgun and muzzle loaders are the only choices. So there are pro's and con's to itbut there are a few archery guy's that are really pissed about it.

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I think they should only be used in ML or Rifle season.Or only if Hanicap.

That's the way it is in Kansas

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