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Cold Weather
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so if scopes were not allowed on xbows during archery season you then would have no objection to their use I assume?

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Was really a question. How many crossbow hunters would hunt without a scope?

Would you?

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the answer is yes.

I would hunt without a scope if required. Saying that...

I get a much cleaner sight picture with my scope than iron sights.

and since placing my xbow arrows as accurate as possible is my goal..

my xbow scope has marks for 20-50yards in 10 yard increments. I just sighted it in the other day.

I would like to hunt turkeys with it. wish the snow would go away!

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quote:
Originally posted by Cold Weather:


I get a much cleaner sight picture with my scope than iron sights.

HMMM....really....whodu thunkit?


and since placing my xbow arrows as accurate as possible is my goal..

my xbow scope has marks for 20-50yards in 10 yard increments. I just sighted it in the other day.

I would like to hunt turkeys with it. wish the snow would go away!

I think this post proves that this is nowhere near a Bow conversation!! [knothead]

If you like crossbows.....have fun with them....no problem. BUT, they are not a bow. Trigger, scope, blah, blah,blah....come on!!! Not trying to be a jerk but a piece of wood and a string...that's the challenge! It's OK to be interested in non traditional gear. Plenty of guys here have rifles, shotguns, crossbows, blowguns, bazookas, grenade launchers, etc. etc. etc. Just don't use them during Archery season and no need to talk about them here!!

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The way Minnesota statutes are written, crossbows are NOT bows. Let's stay within the law.
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quote:
Originally posted by mnbwhtr:
The way Minnesota statutes are written, crossbows are NOT bows. Let's stay within the law.

Exactly my point..

Good riddence to short cuts....

I hope Minnesota has common sense to this crap

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I understand WI just fell. I think the vote was 91-0.

MN will fall as well.

xbows are defined as archery equipment and taxed as such by the IRS.

while I havent read MN regulations, I am pretty confidant they recognize them as bows too.

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The last time this came up, the crossbow people tried to slip it through by changing the wording in the statutes, it didn't work so they got them added to the firearms season. Probably should read the statutes before you comment.
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if you would be so kind as post to post a link..

I really doubt that MN defines xbows as a type of firearm.

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legal BoWs anD aRRoWs FoR Big game
• Bows must have a pull no less than 30 pounds at or before full draw.
• Arrowheads used for taking big game must be sharp, have a minimum
of two metal cutting edges, be of barbless broadhead design, and have a
diameter of at least ⅞ inch.
• “Expandable” broadheads may be used to take big game if they meet
the requirements above and: 1) are at least ⅞ inch in width and no more
than 2 inches in width at or after impact; and 2) are of a barbless design
and function in a barbless manner.
• No person may hunt with a bow drawn, held, or released by a mechanical
device, except disabled hunters who have a crossbow permit.
• A hand-held mechanical release attached to the bowstring may be used
if the person’s own strength draws and holds the bowstring.

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oh ok

so a bow that pulls 25lbs isnt a bow according to MN statute?


you are talking legal bows-it doesnt say xbows aren't bows.

didnt think it would

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Wisconsin didn't "fall" or recognize them as bows. They have their own season and their own licence. They will have their own tally of kills and percent success rate. THAT is what we wanted.

The tide is already changing, Deer numbers are down, at least in WI and there are already too many people going after too few resources. Like a lot of places.

And. . most important.

CROSSBOWS ARE NOT BOWS.

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double post
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Basically what you are saying Cold Weather is, anything goes. If someone can shoot it and wants to hunt with it, then they should push their beliefs down everyone's throat. Furthermore everyone should be expected to accept it.

I want to hunt with a fully automatic rifle, Maybe I can get that passed somewhere?

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I will contact my legislators. In MN you can use a crossbow for turkey, bear, during the regular firearms season and with a disability permit during the archery season. Not enough for yea?
The only reason the crossbow is defined as archery equipment is because of the ATA and the IRS, sure it my be law but...
A crossbow is a crossbow...
A bow and arrow is a bow and arrow....
I'm not aware of any time in the vast history of both weapon types that there was any confusion about which was archery and which was not. The ATA got their way and the IRS get the tax on gear.
I for one will never consider a crossbow a piece of archery equipment. A crossbow is a crossbow. It is a stocked weapon that can be loaded with bolt in place and held indefinitely until a trigger is pulled. A bow and arrow works a little differently as we know. Hunt with what you like during the appropriate season, but don't try to pass off the use of a crossbow as a piece of archery equipment.

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