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    • Dennis Sundborg
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      Just ran across a magazine add touting an airgun that shoots arrows. 450 fps and 2″ groups at 60 yards. They call it an AirBOW. AAAaaaggghhh!!!!

    • wojo14
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      I really hate how everyone wants to do it easier! No one wants to work for it anymore. I also hate how they call things like this and crossbows archery! They are not! Next thing you know, they will allow air bows to be used during archery season!

      Onterio, I see you are from North Bay Area? I was just over the border in Quebec in 2014 hunting black bear. I will be returning to hunt moose fall 2016.8)

    • Stephen Graf
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      Bow Envy?

      Envy and education. Folks don’t know there’s another choice. They are bombarded with advertising and exposed to no alternative.

      I think the traditional societies are somewhat to blame. It’s expensive to advertise, but if there was an advertisement in every hook and bullet magazine from PBA or Comptons or a cooperative ad between them all, they might see another choice.

      Yet another reason TBM is so important. Just having it sit on the shelf at the 7-11 might put the seed in somebody’s head if they glance at it…

    • wojo14
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      Steve, good point

    • Stephen Graf
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      Wojo,

      Good luck with your moose hunt in Quebec! I hunted there several years ago with friends and we had a bunch of luck. They had some land to hunt on the border with Maine and a cabin that was used only during the maple syrup season. It was a great experience.

      And the meat is pretty darn good too!

      Let us know how it goes…

    • David Coulter
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      Steve,

      Good points. I don’t buy many magazines anymore, but I’ll look over the rack if I’m waiting for someone. I’m always pleasantly surprised to see Trad Bow on a shelf. I thought about making it a gift to the local library, but to see if it gets any interest. All the best, dwc

    • Stephen Graf
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      dwcphoto wrote: Steve,

      … I thought about making it a gift to the local library, but to see if it gets any interest…

      Good idea David!

      I know when I was younger and spent a lot of time in the library, I would comb through the magazines as they opened up the world to my young and inexperienced mind. I discovered all kinds of interesting things about life in those magazines 😯 8) 😳 🙄

    • David Coulter
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      Don’t tell me you were looking at National Geographic, too? I used to stop in the library on the way home from school and look through the fishing books mainly. Found out that the creek I grew up on was once a famous fly fishing stream, mentioned in books right along with some of the other famous rivers. Neat stuff. best, dwc

    • David Becker
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      I was “thinking about” buying a trad bow, then I read a few issues of Traditional Bowhunter from my local library and got convinced to take the plunge pretty quick.

      I was drawn to the weapon, but what really sealed the deal for me how different the attitudes towards hunting were from all the horn porn mags.

      Since I don’t shop much, and I couldn’t tell you the last time I walked past a magazine rack, I don’t know I would have found the magazine otherwise, so if your library doesn’t have it, that would certainly be a worthy gift.

    • TSCHMED
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      Ontario wrote: Just ran across a magazine add touting an airgun that shoots arrows. 450 fps and 2″ groups at 60 yards. They call it an AirBOW. AAAaaaggghhh!!!!

      Anyone who couldn’t see this coming just hasn’t been paying attention for the last 15 years. I predicted this would be the next “archery” weapon several years ago on another forum and I got chastised for being divisive and selfish.

      I wonder how long it will be until this new weapon will be included in “bow” season to accommodate those who cannot cock a cross gun. The law will morph from there to allow ALL “bow” hunters to use it. That’s exactly how the cross gun got legalized.

      I also wonder what new “advancement” to “archery” equipment will be next. And rest assured, there WILL be a “next, best thing”:roll:

      There is no longer such a thing as bow season…only hunting seasons that also allow bows to be used, and the definition of what a “bow” is, has been perverted to the point that makes me sick to my stomach.:(

    • wojo14
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      I also wonder what new “advancement” to “archery” equipment will be next. And rest assured, there WILL be a “next, best thing”:roll:

      There is no longer such a thing as bow season…only hunting seasons that also allow bows to be used, and the definition of what a “bow” is, has been perverted to the point that makes me sick to my stomach.:(

      Good point8)

      I too feel the same way. Once they legalized crossbows in PA it screwed up archery. But they keep bitching about no deer when rifle season comes around.

      I have no respect for people that kill an animal in archery with a crossbow in archery season. NONE. JMHO:x

    • Dave Nash
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      I agree,crossbow should be gun season only if at all.God awful contraptions

    • elkhunt65x
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      Call me an old timer but I’ll stick with my trusty bow over any of those new contraptions!

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