:mad:I have seen the same debate going on for years and the only winners are the anti-hunters.
They love to see division in the ranks of bowhunters(ie traditional vs compounds vs crossbows) and the same arguements in muzzleloaders.
Lets face facts, hunters are decreasing in numbers and the Humane Society and other anti-hunter groups readily support every restriction that they can get installed.
That's why the PGA regulates what you use.
Not really in context statement. I can use any club 365 days a year and on any course. Not just this course here and during sept only!!!
BuffaloBob is right, we are all getting older and I for one am no longer comfortable pulling my 67" recurve in dead of winter after sitting on stand for 3 hrs in 10degrees.
Why do you want to be a "willing accompliace" to the anti hunters agenda? It is a losing propostion for all hunters and hunting!!!!!
Really, Just what does it matter to you if someone else takes a deer/elk with a round ball, conical or sabot using smokeless or Blackpowder? A: NOT A DAMN DIDDLY SQUAT
Now I have a custom 32 cal Kentucky caplock squirrel rifle, custom 44 cal tenn PoBoy, 50 cal Hawken and a 50 cal inline. The PoBoy is on the way to be rebored to 45 cal and for conicals.
I have longbows, recurves, compounds with wood, carbon, and aluminum arrows. I have taken deer with a self bow and flint heads.
However, it is my choice what I want to hunt with that day and circumstance.
Where does the stupidity end by playing into the antis hands all the time?
In order for it to be really primitive, should not I have to knap my own flints, grind my own powder and cast my own balls, with no prelubed patches and cut with a patch knife. Doubt anyone here is doing that. But unless you do, got to go into the rifle season now?
Our job is to put as many hunters in the field using whatever method and tool that they feel comfortable with, otherwise our grandchildren will only be able to read about hunting and definitely not in the PC schools.