How many hunt with a crossbow in the same way that they would hunt with a vertical bow.
You are correct. If you hunt out west and keep all shots under 35 you are sitting water or you wont be taking any shots. Baiting is illegal.This is a bit more complex.
Parkland hunting for sure the longest shot I've taken has been 28-32 yards. Go out west and that is a different calculation for open prairie shots. A 50 yard shot feels like a 35 yard shot. After returning from out west and looking at a 40 yard shot feels like a 75 yard distance sitting high in a tree. I have to range several times to confirm the distance. It's a strange phenomenon. I can't explain it.
Just adding color to the canvas before I vote.
I feel it's the tv shows that have glamorized the longer shots, not showing the bad hits and wounded deer. I will hunt with my crossbow the same way I hunt with my compound. It's all I know.I do understand that vertical guys shoot way over the ability of the bow that they use, so thats why the poll shows 30 on both sides.
It's fun to target shoot at the longer distances, but 30 yard is my max for hunting.I am quite confident to consistently hit the kill zone of a deer within 30..35 yards.
I regularly shoot at (rubber) deer at 50 yards, and I know it is a challenge. About one quarter of the shots miss the kill zone. Pretty sure a moving live animal and buck fever would not make it easier.
As said, crossbows are not allowed at my club's parcours.
For most crossbows and arrow weights, appx 25% of KE is lost from 0 to 100 yards. If energy is a problem at any conceivable hunting range, there wasn’t enough energy to start with.I live in Wyoming. Shots here are distance shots. I have used a PSE compound for years. I got a crossbow because I wanted to be able to shoot further than I can with my compound. I haven't hunted with it yet because I want to be 100% comfortable, and I just got it. I hope to shoot over 50 yards. I am still not sure if the fps at that distance will be lethal.
I don't know about that. Try getting close to a pronghorn with 8 power vision and 270° peripheral vision on DIY hunts with no baiting. I've gone three times and son in law 7 times (he's very good) the closest shot from everyone in my group has been 50 yards on a stalk and the goat was asleep at the time. Monster goat too.I dont know about that. Seen lots of videos of guys stalking to within a few yards of everything other than antelope