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Just read over the 2010 Trap and Hunt guide and I can't find anything to indicate a crossbow season.

Would have liked to have one since I tore my rotator cuff in April and can't pull back my compound. But my crossbow does have a crank mechanism available. I wonder if DNR could make an exception for me this season so I can enjoy hunting other then my gun? Yeah Right! LOL!
 

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Just read over the 2010 Trap and Hunt guide and I can't find anything to indicate a crossbow season.

Would have liked to have one since I tore my rotator cuff in April and can't pull back my compound. But my crossbow does have a crank mechanism available. I wonder if DNR could make an exception for me this season so I can enjoy hunting other then my gun? Yeah Right! LOL!
Recoil of the rifle/shotgun wont affect your Rotator Cuff???
 

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Just read over the 2010 Trap and Hunt guide and I can't find anything to indicate a crossbow season.

Would have liked to have one since I tore my rotator cuff in April and can't pull back my compound. But my crossbow does have a crank mechanism available. I wonder if DNR could make an exception for me this season so I can enjoy hunting other then my gun? Yeah Right! LOL!
Not at all. It's the rotating and stretching that causes the pain.
 

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Wally himself announced it the NB Wildlife Federation's annual general meeting.
Oh, you heard it from a politician. No offense intended but it has been my experience that politicians don't have a great track record for telling the truth.

I don't suppose he was willing to put it in writing?
 

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Oh, you heard it from a politician. No offense intended but it has been my experience that politicians don't have a great track record for telling the truth.

I don't suppose he was willing to put it in writing?
LOL! I guess I can understand your skepticism Wooly.
But I reckon when the guy stands up before 100 members of the main group that's been lobbying for crossbows at their annual general meeting and announces it, and then tells two reporters in separate interviews it's coming in 2011, he probably means what he says.
(And the simple servants who work for him have always said it will be in 2011.)

I wouldn't count on them being allowed during deer bow season, though. I have it on good authority that ain't gonna happen, although I'm also hearing they are still considering it but that it's very unlikely at this point. So who knows.

I'm told by those who should know because they are actively involved in developing the new regs that crossbows will be legal for small game, tho'.
 

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Just read over the 2010 Trap and Hunt guide and I can't find anything to indicate a crossbow season.

Would have liked to have one since I tore my rotator cuff in April and can't pull back my compound. But my crossbow does have a crank mechanism available. I wonder if DNR could make an exception for me this season so I can enjoy hunting other then my gun? Yeah Right! LOL!
Hello Bucknut! Was wondering if you have ever seen this product?

http://www.riparchery.com/index.html
 

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I havent lived in NB for almost 20. I live in Ontario and they have had crossbow hunting for about 30 years, why isn't crossbow hunting allowed in NB. Our deer season in the the Ottawa Valley for bow/crossbow is almost 3 months long for deer. You can also hunt small game with the crossbow and turkey.
 

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I havent lived in NB for almost 20. I live in Ontario and they have had crossbow hunting for about 30 years, why isn't crossbow hunting allowed in NB. Our deer season in the the Ottawa Valley for bow/crossbow is almost 3 months long for deer. You can also hunt small game with the crossbow and turkey.
Well we can hunt bear, moose and deer with a 22 Hornet. Can you do that in ON? Seriously, it's legal to hunt black bear and moose with a 22 Hornet (any center fire cartridge). Ethical, hardly! Legal absolutely!

The NB DNR seems to be about 30 years behind the rest of the country. Our game laws are in need of a major upgrade and have been for many years. The DNR have become tax collectors rather than game officers. They seem to spend their time thinking up new ways to get sportspeople to empty their wallets.

$5.00 conservation fee per license, $5.00 restocking fee per fishing license, increasing hunting/fishing license prices, etc.
 

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Well we can hunt bear, moose and deer with a 22 Hornet. Can you do that in ON? Seriously, it's legal to hunt black bear and moose with a 22 Hornet (any center fire cartridge). Ethical, hardly! Legal absolutely!

The NB DNR seems to be about 30 years behind the rest of the country. Our game laws are in need of a major upgrade and have been for many years. The DNR have become tax collectors rather than game officers. They seem to spend their time thinking up new ways to get sportspeople to empty their wallets.

$5.00 conservation fee per license, $5.00 restocking fee per fishing license, increasing hunting/fishing license prices, etc.
Yup we can use any CF, however alot of areas in around South Ontario and a great many parts around Ottawa where I live are Shotgun only.
 

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I'm not sure I red it wright did you say might might be legal in 2011 but not for deer. Well well then, lookout Mr.cottontail daddy's a comin' with a 180lb crossbow...

Also on the prices I'm 24 and I can "remember the old days" when it was around $10 for a regular fishing license and I believe that is what my father paid and not me. I am too young to be running around remembering such a hike in something like a fishing license. I had to go pay the money for a home study course a couple of years ago and maybe skimmed through the book and passed because most of the questions you could only get wrong if you were nervous and choke. There is no doubt that this is all one big money grab and quite the conspiracy if I have ever herd one.
 

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Hi B&B.
No you read it wrong.
They will be legal in 2011, at least that's their plan right now, including for deer but not likely for deer during the early bow season for deer. That last part's not quite final yet, but my understanding from those involved in the decision is that it's pretty much a done deal.
 

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LOL! I guess I can understand your skepticism Wooly.
But I reckon when the guy stands up before 100 members of the main group that's been lobbying for crossbows at their annual general meeting and announces it, and then tells two reporters in separate interviews it's coming in 2011, he probably means what he says.
(And the simple servants who work for him have always said it will be in 2011.)

I wouldn't count on them being allowed during deer bow season, though. I have it on good authority that ain't gonna happen, although I'm also hearing they are still considering it but that it's very unlikely at this point. So who knows.

I'm told by those who should know because they are actively involved in developing the new regs that crossbows will be legal for small game, tho'.
Hmmm. Didn't Shawn Graham stand before tens of thousands of NB voters(not just 100 Wildlife Federation members)and say "No increase to income tax" and "NB Power is not for sale!" prior to the last election (just 2 of his bigger lies, there have been lots more)? Didn't he increase income tax as soon as he was elected/ Didn't he try to sell NB Power? Seriously though, our politicians do not have a good track record for keeping promises. Just because he promised something to a hundred people, doesn't, in mind mind, mean a darn thing. Why won't he put his money where his mouth is! Enact the legislation NOW. Hey put the legislation through now with an effective date of 2011 and I'll believe it. A Politicians promise isn't worth the paper it's written on. Oh, wait, it's not written on paper at all is it! I don't think a politician lies all the time, only when they talk!

I hope your faith in NB's politicians is well founded. For now, I'll stick to my philosophy of "believing it when I see it" when it comes to dealing with the NB Government.
 

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LOL! I guess I can understand your skepticism Wooly.
But I reckon when the guy stands up before 100 members of the main group that's been lobbying for crossbows at their annual general meeting and announces it, and then tells two reporters in separate interviews it's coming in 2011, he probably means what he says.
(And the simple servants who work for him have always said it will be in 2011.)

I wouldn't count on them being allowed during deer bow season, though. I have it on good authority that ain't gonna happen, although I'm also hearing they are still considering it but that it's very unlikely at this point. So who knows.

I'm told by those who should know because they are actively involved in developing the new regs that crossbows will be legal for small game, tho'.
actually guys
i heard that they will be in for the early spring bear hunt...as far as using them during the bow deer season, i sure hope not!
 

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I sure hope they are legal for the bow season. A filled deer tag is the same wether in gun season or bow season.

People have to stop being so negative towards crossbows and instead promote them. Help the interest in hunting grow.
 
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