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    Im 61, use a compound bow in a tree stand until temps drop past -10, I then go to cross bow,
    Due to numerous shoulder injuries in hockey, I find in the cold after sitting for hours when it comes time to draw I get the yips a bit on full draw,

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    I can't really sit and shoot, finding it too hard to draw. I'm standing most of the time in the stand.

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    I turned 60 this year. I switched to a 40 pound recurve last year after using 55 pound compound bow for 15 years. I hunt from tree stands using tree pegs not a ladder stand. I am not a physically strong person but I am in good health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rklimas View Post
    I turned 60 this year. I switched to a 40 pound recurve last year after using 55 pound compound bow for 15 years. I hunt from tree stands using tree pegs not a ladder stand. I am not a physically strong person but I am in good health.
    Nice, I'm 65 I will probably be using a crossbow next year. My arms can't do it anymore. I was really hoping to get out with a recurve, but can't see that happening.

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    I bought my compound bow in late 1980. Never got a deer with it but managed to harvest a few smaller game animals.
    Shoulder pain, and cold weather "issues" forced me to add a crossbow to my collection of toys, and in 2013 that crossbow helped me bag my largest buck ever. Now I own a take-down version of the Excalibur 340 but also use rifles and shotguns for various hunts.
    At 63 this year, I will be hunting from tree stands, natural elevations and hideouts, and ground blinds.
    Never allow age to interfere with your outdoors activities, as long as you feel SAFE doing what you do!

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