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#2662499 - 10/14/11 04:45 PM Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer
sandman05 Offline
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Registered: 11/21/10
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Loc: edinburg,texas-way-south
Well my bow is set 65# that good enough? Also is a 20# draw for hogs good or will they suffer any insight will help dont want to do any harm to animals and make them suffer thanks


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#2662715 - 10/14/11 05:40 PM Re: Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer [Re: sandman05]
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Anyone?


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#2662717 - 10/14/11 05:41 PM Re: Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer [Re: sandman05]
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65# is more than enough. 20# on the other hand is not very much. Personally I would not shoot any animal with less than 35-40 pounds draw weight.


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#2662740 - 10/14/11 05:49 PM Re: Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer [Re: BowSlayer]
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Thanks bowslayer just wanted to make sure I didnt do any wrong doing


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#2662750 - 10/14/11 05:53 PM Re: Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer [Re: sandman05]
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some states have a minimum draw weight, does Tx?

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#2662755 - 10/14/11 05:54 PM Re: Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer [Re: BowSlayer]
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Originally Posted By: BowSlayer
65# is more than enough. 20# on the other hand is not very much. Personally I would not shoot any animal with less than 35-40 pounds draw weight.


X2, I agree 100%.
I do shoot a recurve sometimes and it's only about 52# and that to me is the least I will shoot. I don't want an animal to suffer too much, even if it's a hog. The law used to be 35# minimum.

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#2662761 - 10/14/11 05:55 PM Re: Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer [Re: BMowatt]
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Do not rememnber and the book is in the truck. Most states that do have a Min poundage for deer it is 40lbs or the ones I have hunted that is the Min for Deer

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#2662774 - 10/14/11 05:59 PM Re: Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer [Re: kmon1]
sandman05 Offline
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I am confident at 65#s just wanted to make sure before doing the wrong doing and making an animal suffer using my other bow I do appreciate the info guys


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#2662777 - 10/14/11 06:00 PM Re: Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Do not rememnber and the book is in the truck. Most states that do have a Min poundage for deer it is 40lbs or the ones I have hunted that is the Min for Deer


I think this year they changed it to no min. I was kind of shocked, I'll have to check in the book, right now I'm just too lazy to look. grin

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#2663162 - 10/14/11 07:40 PM Re: Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer [Re: bjankowski]
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Originally Posted By: bjankowski
Originally Posted By: kmon1
Do not rememnber and the book is in the truck. Most states that do have a Min poundage for deer it is 40lbs or the ones I have hunted that is the Min for Deer


I think this year they changed it to no min. I was kind of shocked, I'll have to check in the book, right now I'm just too lazy to look. grin


You are 100% correct. There is no longer a min poundage for draw weight in Texas.

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#2663205 - 10/14/11 07:59 PM Re: Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer [Re: quackaholic1]
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Originally Posted By: bjankowski
Originally Posted By: kmon1
Do not rememnber and the book is in the truck. Most states that do have a Min poundage for deer it is 40lbs or the ones I have hunted that is the Min for Deer


I think this year they changed it to no min. I was kind of shocked, I'll have to check in the book, right now I'm just too lazy to look. grin


You are 100% correct. There is no longer a min poundage for draw weight in Texas.


I don't know what they are thinking. It should be at least 35#. Hopefully serious archers will not let anyone hunt with anything less. No good! It's like saying you can hunt deer with a 22!

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#2663453 - 10/14/11 09:07 PM Re: Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer [Re: bjankowski]
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Minimum poundage changed a couple of years ago. Some bows at 30 pounds will sling an arrow faster that older, higher poundage bows. My Recurve, on an average, shoots at 149 fps.

A well placed .22LR will put down a good sized pig with a well placed shot.

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#2668714 - 10/17/11 07:27 AM Re: Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer [Re: DFWPI]
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We had this discussion this past week. It isn't the poundage it is the kenetic energy of the arrow. The question should be what is the kenetic energy required to make an ethical kill. I don't know the answer. I do know that my first compound bow was maxed out at 70 pounds and I was only shooting 180fps. My current bow is shooting 310 fps. I know of a 4th grader that shoot a couple of deer this past weekend and a ram this past season with about a 30-35 pound bow with a 85gr broadhead. Look at the trad guys. They are shooting bows as low as 45 pounds and I know they don't have near the speed of a compound bow.

It comes down to kenetic energy and shot placement.

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#2672306 - 10/18/11 10:27 AM Re: Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer [Re: stinkbelly]
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Killed my first buck as a kid w/ 40# draw weight. Only went about 50 yards.

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#2672355 - 10/18/11 10:47 AM Re: Minimum draw weight for hogs/deer [Re: StoneyLarue13]
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20# draw will bounce off a hogs sholder plate

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