- jpcMemberJune 28, 2017 at 12:56 pmPost count: 168
I started bowhunting 30 yeras ago with a 61 Lbs Scottish Border Recurve
Was very smooth at this ( far)time
Over the years and more bows became powerful, I diminished the strength of my hunting tools
despite this, and two shoulder surgeries after I started saying goodbye to the recurves and Longbows
What is the lightest weight that some have used on a game like the Whitetail? Around 90 Lbs?
- Charles EkMemberJuly 1, 2017 at 11:17 amPost count: 523
Check the state/provincial regulations where you plan to hunt. Some states have no minimum draw weights, some will allow draw weights down to 30 or 35, but here in New Hampshire the minimum is 30 for turkeys, 40 for deer and bear and 50 for moose.
- This reply was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by Charles Ek.
- jpcMemberJuly 1, 2017 at 1:37 pmPost count: 168
Thanks, but I’m living in Côte d’Azur, close from Monaco
For a long time I hunted Bears and Whiteail in Canada, some turkey in USA
Now I do not trip for hunts very far, I stay in Europe. Next trip inUSA will be New York and Washington with my wife Just tourists looking for shoping and a couple a friends I did’n saw for a long time
And preserve your shoulders you have only two
- smiley1MemberJuly 1, 2017 at 5:24 pmPost count: 90
Last year i killed a 200# whitetail with a 43# recurve and my brother killed an even bigger buck with a 40# recurve. We both used 600 grain+ arrows with Tuffhead broadheads. With the penetration we both got I would say 40# with a heavy arrow and a well designed broadhead is plenty for whitetail sized game.
- David CoulterMemberJuly 2, 2017 at 6:24 amPost count: 1998
smiley, that’s testament to your set up, practice and knowledge of your abilities, which includes how close you need to be to make that confident, ethical shot. You and your brother did the work and received the rewards. Congratulations and thanks for sharing what you’ve learned. Best, dwc
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