- Dec 2, 2018
My shoulder injury is in the hand that holds bow, my bow will only go down to 45 lbs pull. Enjoy it while you can, good luck, and stay safe.
That's the way I started in about 67. Then I graduated to a compound that I could adjust and I'm still there. Montana does not allow crossbows in the archery season. I fought with the Montana bow hunters a couple times on this issue, I thought perhaps anybody over the age of 75 should be able to use a crossbow if they wanted to. Us old guys don't kill that much game anyway, but we have a bunch of purest that think if you aren't shooting wooden arrows with feathers you're just not an archery Hunter. We only been able to use lighted nocks for two years because they fought that forever too. As you can see we don't agree on very much, but I am a member so I can holler at them.
I started bow hunting in 1986 myself with a 50 lb pull Browning recurve, still got that bow and when weather gets warmer I'll start practicing with it. I can pull it back and hold it. Also, I changed to fiberglass arrows years ago and cut my group size in 1/2. At 76 it's just great to be in the woods still hunting. Keep doing it as long as I can.
My son helped attract my attention to crossbow shooting by letting me shoot his 20 years ago. Now I taken many whitetail deer with crossbows that I lost count. Lately I been using a Killer Instinct Ripper 415 that is bad too the bone but still have my original Horton Legend SL 300 fps. Still going strong at 70 yo.