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    • jpcjpc
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      Hi,

      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?

      One of ......... ?

    • Stephen Graf
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      I’ve taken deer with a 45lb bow.  I have a friend that can’t pull more than 37 lbs.  He gets deer every year.

    • billtroutbilltrout
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      I use a 40LB pound draw and have had pass thru’s. As long as the arrows are matched to the Bow you should have no issues using a lighter draw Bow.

      Bill

       

    • Ptaylor
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      The Push podcast recently interviewed Ron LaClair. Ron said his wife, Nancy, killed a deer with a 24# bow (at her draw length) and a 32# bow if I remember correctly.

    • Ptaylor
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      Nice hog!

    • jpcjpc
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      Thanks guys, your answers sounds very nice to me

       

       

       

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    • Charles EkCharles Ek
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      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.

    • jpcjpc
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      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

    • smiley1
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      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 CoulterDavid Coulter
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      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

    • SUSAN
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      I am planning on 35# being enough as shoulder surgery has left my bow arm weak.  Will be taking shots under 15 yards, with a 500g arrow, 18% FOC. If I hit them right, they will go down!

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