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Tradcat
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I know that kinetic energy, arrow placement and sharp broadheads are necessary BUT what is your opinion on the minimum draw weight to ethically hunt anything in North America ? Please advise..
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elkken
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In Washington state the minimum is 40#'s I believe. We have moose and elk to hunt in our state and 40#'s is a tad on the light side ...

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mtsouthpaw
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Montana has no minimum draw weight. This has worked very well for us in terms of keeping crossbows out of the archery season. No one can make the argument that they can't draw X number of pounds - it's simply up to them to ensure they have an effective setup which will ethically kill the animal.
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ChuckC
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A large ( in my eyes) problem with those rules is that they make a large assumption. They equate draw weight to the effectiveness of a projectile in causing a lethal wound. There is a whole lot involved and the parameters change.

Weight is always used to equate adequacy, although some 40# bows might be as fast as a 60# bow. Certainly arrow weight, correct spine, broadhead efficiency and sharpness all play a part as well.

The big problem is coming up with a fair and equitable ( and, most of all, knowledgeable) description of necessary adequacy.

That will take a bit to overcome.
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Bowguy67
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In NJ where I teach hunter ed it is 35 lbs. while that will shoot through a deer production bows are 35 at 28". Most aren't pulling this
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