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Texas bow hunting. #7620277 09/30/19 09:39 PM
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Im am getting into bow hunting and would like to know what equipment is illegal. If anyone knows or can point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

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Originally Posted by J0nd33r3
Im am getting into bow hunting and would like to know what equipment is illegal. If anyone knows or can point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance



Here's a good start, assuming you're hunting in Texas.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.

Re: Texas bow hunting. [Re: J0nd33r3] #7621656 10/02/19 02:33 PM
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In my opinion, it is a little to late to pick up a bow for this season... Need to put quality shots on animals and that takes time to get everything dialed in for each yardage and be constantly consistent. You gotta respect the animal and putting a good shot on them is one of the aspects.

But if your going to give it a go this season, I have always been taught never shoot when a deer is quartering to you... If he is quartered, make sure its away so you can get a pass through the lung.

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Originally Posted by WreakinHavoc
In my opinion, it is a little to late to pick up a bow for this season... Need to put quality shots on animals and that takes time to get everything dialed in for each yardage and be constantly consistent. You gotta respect the animal and putting a good shot on them is one of the aspects.

But if your going to give it a go this season, I have always been taught never shoot when a deer is quartering to you... If he is quartered, make sure its away so you can get a pass through the lung.

He can hunt with a bow till the end of General Season and for me that is Jan 5th this year. Find you a good archery shop and use their knowledge to help you.


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What are you thinking of using and that can help narrow down answers.

Late start? sure maybe, but if you limit your shots take to your ability I don't see why you shouldn't go.


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A crossbow can get you into the archery season with just a few practice sessions.
Limit your shots to 25 yards and take only broadside shots.
Take your time and wait for the right shot, which gives you and the deer plenty of time to relax before you pull the trigger.

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Here is a link to TPWD Legal Means & Methods page. In short, almost any archery equipment is legal. Crossbow, longbow, recurve or compound are all legal with the exception of 4 counties in the Dallas area: Collin, Dallas, Grayson, & Rockwall where crossbows aren't allowed unless you are disabled.. There's no minimum draw weight required, but I would not shoot less than 40lbs if hunting deer. You'll also need an archery endorsement on your hunting license if you are going to hunt during the archery only season which is currently open.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/hunting/general-regulations/means-and-methods

Hope this helps.\

Keith

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Originally Posted by BigBucky2014
Here is a link to TPWD Legal Means & Methods page. In short, almost any archery equipment is legal. Crossbow, longbow, recurve or compound are all legal with the exception of 4 counties in the Dallas area: Collin, Dallas, Grayson, & Rockwall where crossbows aren't allowed unless you are disabled.. There's no minimum draw weight required, but I would not shoot less than 40lbs if hunting deer. You'll also need an archery endorsement on your hunting license if you are going to hunt during the archery only season which is currently open.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/hunting/general-regulations/means-and-methods

Hope this helps.\

Keith



If I'm reading this correctly, the endorsement is only referred to crossbows correct? Because its under the crossbow section.

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You have to have the archery stamp on your license if you are going to hunt with anything that has a string- crossbow, longbow, recurve, or compound. Just looked- we don't have stamps anymore but archery must be on the endorsement list on your license.

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get ready to be frustrated but have a lot of fun along the way. The rush on even a doe is incredible

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Archery is the most demanding of the hunting sports. An archer must consistently place his arrows in a 4 inch groupe regardless of range. As stated you have till january so get practicing. As also stated a cross bow will dramatically shorten the learning curve and increase your range. At my age I have switched to the cross bow as I am less likely to injure my quarry. Good luck Archery is the greatest and most satisfying of all hunting sports.

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Originally Posted by TKandMike
get ready to be frustrated but have a lot of fun along the way. The rush on even a doe is incredible


Absolutely correct. To get a deer within 30 yards is an incredible feat. To get one within 30 yards and make a good shot is even more of a feat. Good luck.


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Re: Texas bow hunting. [Re: BigBucky2014] #7697418 12/24/19 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by BigBucky2014
Here is a link to TPWD Legal Means & Methods page. In short, almost any archery equipment is legal. Crossbow, longbow, recurve or compound are all legal with the exception of 4 counties in the Dallas area: Collin, Dallas, Grayson, & Rockwall where crossbows aren't allowed unless you are disabled.. There's no minimum draw weight required, but I would not shoot less than 40lbs if hunting deer. You'll also need an archery endorsement on your hunting license if you are going to hunt during the archery only season which is currently open.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/hunting/general-regulations/means-and-methods

Hope this helps.\

Keith


I believe this has been changed, at least for Grayson anyways. You can now use Crossbows in the General Season. Bow only in Archery season, then Bow or Crossbow in the General Season.

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