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What is the minimum draw weight that can be used on a bow to kill a deer? I have a bad shoulder but i would like to be able to b

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  • What is the minimum draw weight that can be used on a bow to kill a deer? I have a bad shoulder but i would like to be able to b

    What is the minimum draw weight that can be used on a bow to kill a deer? I have a bad shoulder but i would like to be able to bow hunt still.

  • #2
    In most states, including mine the limit is 40 pounds but I believe in Louisiana the limit is 30 pounds. Check with a conservationist for your state or look up your conservation site.





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    • #3
      Most states have minimum legal draw weights. I believe Kansas is 45 lbs. A well places shot is required with a lighter draw weight won't penetrate bone. Check your states regulations or check with the local game warden. You also might check into a cross bow, a little different but still allowed during archery season if you can prove your injury.

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      • #4
        In depend on what state you live in. In Minnesota it use to be 40 pounds. But the changed it to 30 pounds.

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        • #5
          In maryland it is 30-35 pounds I think

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          • #6
            IF your shoulder is bad enough you could get a note from your doctor and be able to get a crossbow. But my dad draws about 40lbs and that is more than enough to blow threw a deer with a well placed shot.

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            • #7
              In New York State the bow must exceed 35 pounds.

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              • #8
                in my state of Illinois it is 40 lbs. my lil bro is trin to get strong enough to pull back 40 lbs.

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                • #9
                  Just go to youre states DNR website and look at the minimum poundage for hunting deer.

                  You could also get a slip from the doc giving you permission for a crossbow permit.

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                  • #10
                    I would not go less than 40 lb. Get a compound with 80% let off and try that. If it's too much suggest you go to a crossbow. Some states allow xbows for disabled folks if you get documentation from an MD. Kansas is one for example

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                    • #11
                      I'd say about 30 lbs.

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                      • #12
                        I agree with 40 lbs. Plus you might want to check your state regs. on crossbows.

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                        • #13
                          It varies from state to state it is 40 pounds in AR, you need to cousult you local game and fish regs and they will tell you. If I had a bad shoulder I would definitly look at crossbows, they are nearly as fast these days and almost as leagally excepted.

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                          • #14
                            I think in most states it is 40, but you will have to check to be sure.

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                            • #15
                              40 Lb is the litest i would use.

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