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    Quote Originally Posted by canadaman30 View Post
    From the guy who said nobody has any business shooting over 100+yds at big game. Your 30-30 gos hand in hand with your statement...[emoji106]
    Read the old thread pal. I never said that. I said most people, and that's a fact.

    Snipers like yourself are exempt from such criticism of course...

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    Wow you can tell hunting season is over , its bashing season now.

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    [QUOTE=GW11;1102409]Read the old thread pal. I never said that. I said most people, and that's a fact.

    Snipers like yourself are exempt from such criticism of course...

    https://www.oodmag.com/community/new...eply&p=1077085

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    [QUOTE=canadaman30;1102413]
    Quote Originally Posted by GW11 View Post
    Read the old thread pal. I never said that. I said most people, and that's a fact.

    Snipers like yourself are exempt from such criticism of course...

    https://www.oodmag.com/community/new...eply&p=1077085
    Right... so, I rest my case. I stand by everything I said in that post. Already been through this with you a few times.

    Back on topic, I guess you've been shopping for Ravin crossbows at the OP's shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilroy View Post
    The other culprit in the equation to me is the Ministry because of the gun restrictions and the longer seasons and better area,s for bow hunters.
    I'm curious what you mean? I would think that if archery seasons were shorter, folks would be more likely to take longer shots
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kavanagh View Post
    This is a bowhunting forum. How is this not a good spot to post something like this?
    You are correct. Since many on here are already experienced some, they understand the limits of the tools. Your information is going to be more effective if you can start to educate the NEVER had a bow(Xbow) people from the very start.
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    I know this has been discussed ad nauseum,too,but,I hate some of those "hunting" shows with a passion,right up there with snowmobile shows that show riders roaring down trails at 60KPH. What's the next thing that happens? Some dummy decides to try it in real life. Damn,you just can't fix stupid.
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    So we're not supposed to shoot 500 yards with a crossbow?

    OK back to work I'm wasting taxpayers money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kavanagh View Post
    I work at an archery shop and this is one of the things which is really starting to get under my skin.

    I had a guy come in the other day inquiring about one of the new Ravin crossbows. He said he was saving up for it so he could shoot a deer out to a hundred yards. I'm not sure if he noticed the stunned, shocked, disgusted look on my face or not?
    I hear this nonsense all the time. I have countless people come into the shop and when I ask them how their season is going, or now, how it went, I seem to get the same responses about all the deer they missed. If I delve deeper into the conversation it almost always turns out they are trying to shoot a deer at 50, 60, 70 yards. WTF!!
    Where do these thought processes come from? Stop watching all the stupid hunting shows on TV and on YouTube! If you wanna shoot that far, hunt the rifle season! This is a live, moving animal you're shooting at, not a stationary target. At any given second things can change.
    This is bow hunting, which is about getting close and learning about the quarry you're after. If I had a nickel for every deer I've let just walk right by me because things weren't right for a shot! Just because you see a deer, it doesn't mean you have to shoot at it! Bow hunting is about taking your time and learning. If you're trying to shoot a deer at 60 yards with a bow your an idiot. There I said it.

    Years ago I was out with a friend with his compound. Now this friend was very proficient with his bow and he knows his capabilities. So we were out together and there was this really nice mature doe which came in. The doe was calm and relaxed and not aware of anything unusual. She would take a step, pause, eat a leaf, pause maybe take another step, repeat. My buddies ranged it at 27 yards which under the circumstances it was very doable. The set-up was perfect and I likely wouldn't of hesitated with my recurve. He took the shot. Just as he shot the doe casually took a step forward. Guess what? Gut shot. It took that little to turn a perfect situation into a full days tracking job to recover that deer. And it's not like she jumped the string, she just took a step at the wrong time. That one step put his arrow too far back and that was at around 27 yards. Now double that distance to 50 yards and imagine what the outcome could have been? Also keep in mind that we are both very seasoned hunters and this still happened.

    Rant over.
    Good post Jeff. Can't be said enough.
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    Unfortunately it's not just the new hunters who think long shots are ok and try to justify it.

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