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What is the least amount of poundage on a bow needed to kill a deer?

from turkey777 on 05.15.10

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from Waltonian Archer wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

No poundage limit in Iowa. I know a kid who took a doe shooting a compound at 35 lbs. Just know the laws in your state.

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from kentuckyheadhunter wrote 3 years 43 weeks ago

I would go with at least 50#. Not to say that a 40# bow wont kill a deer.

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from BowHuntingIsMyLife wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

In Nebraska the least you could have last year was 40 lbs. I shoot 40 easy am waiting to move up poundage after season its to light. But all weight limits in Nebraska have been dropped.

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

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Long, recurve and compound bows: Must have at least a 40-pound pull. Scopes may not be used. String locks and mechanical string releases may be used. Deer, turkey and bear hunters are required to use arrowheads at least 7/8-inches wide. Poison may not be used on arrows. Mechanical broadheads allowed.
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Crossbow: Crossbows must have at least a 125-pound pull and a mechanical safety. Deer, turkey and bear hunters are required to use arrowheads at least 7/8-inches wide. Poison may not be used on arrows. Scopes may be used. Mechanical broadheads allowed. Crossbows are not allowed for taking elk.

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from cgull wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

I'd want at least 40. With todays bows and a qualtity broadhead, 40 lbs will work fine.

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from crabwearer wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

In NC it's 40 lbs for longbow and recurve and 35 lbs for compound bows. Like Bo said, make sure to check the regs so you don't unknowingly break the law.

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from MWK_MN wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

It's 40 in Minnesota also.

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from Bo wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

In Oklahoma, no hunter may use a bow that has less than a 40 pound pull. I don't know what other states require. Check with you state's regs. That is the key. Anything else and you may find yourself operating outside of the given parameters of your state.

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from Bo wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

In Oklahoma, no hunter may use a bow that has less than a 40 pound pull. I don't know what other states require. Check with you state's regs. That is the key. Anything else and you may find yourself operating outside of the given parameters of your state.

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from cgull wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

I'd want at least 40. With todays bows and a qualtity broadhead, 40 lbs will work fine.

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from MWK_MN wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

It's 40 in Minnesota also.

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from crabwearer wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

In NC it's 40 lbs for longbow and recurve and 35 lbs for compound bows. Like Bo said, make sure to check the regs so you don't unknowingly break the law.

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Archery
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Long, recurve and compound bows: Must have at least a 40-pound pull. Scopes may not be used. String locks and mechanical string releases may be used. Deer, turkey and bear hunters are required to use arrowheads at least 7/8-inches wide. Poison may not be used on arrows. Mechanical broadheads allowed.
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Crossbow: Crossbows must have at least a 125-pound pull and a mechanical safety. Deer, turkey and bear hunters are required to use arrowheads at least 7/8-inches wide. Poison may not be used on arrows. Scopes may be used. Mechanical broadheads allowed. Crossbows are not allowed for taking elk.

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from BowHuntingIsMyLife wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

In Nebraska the least you could have last year was 40 lbs. I shoot 40 easy am waiting to move up poundage after season its to light. But all weight limits in Nebraska have been dropped.

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from kentuckyheadhunter wrote 3 years 43 weeks ago

I would go with at least 50#. Not to say that a 40# bow wont kill a deer.

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from Waltonian Archer wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

No poundage limit in Iowa. I know a kid who took a doe shooting a compound at 35 lbs. Just know the laws in your state.

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