Does your state have a min draw weight?

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by flaboy, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. flaboy

    flaboy New Member

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    State:
    Wedgefield, SC
    Just wondering. does your state have a minimum draw weight for hunting deer? I aint young as I once was but I don,t want a bow too weak to use if I get the chance. so I,m takin a survey.
     
  2. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    State:
    Oklahoma
    New Mexico law states any bow with which the user can cast an arrow 100 yards on flat ground
     

  3. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    State:
    Illinois
    illinois is 45# i believe.
     
  4. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Virginia
    In Virginia the law states that the bow must be capable of," propelling any arrow in your possession at least 125 yards." It is assumed that generally it takes about 45# to do that.
     
  5. flaboy

    flaboy New Member

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    State:
    Wedgefield, SC
    I was told yesterday that nebraska requires 35# min. today found that Indiana requires the same.
     
  6. samh

    samh New Member

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    State:
    Damascus,Arkansas
    Arkansas minimum is 40#.
     
  7. CatfishJohn.612

    CatfishJohn.612 New Member

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    State:
    Texas
    In Texas it is also 40lbs. as well.
     
  8. dannybcc

    dannybcc New Member

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    State:
    Sioux City, Iowa
    I went to the Iowa DNR site and this is what it says.

    Archery: Longbows, recurve bows, and
    compound bows shooting broadhead arrows are
    permitted. No explosive or chemical devices may be
    attached to the arrow or broadhead. There are no
    minimum draw weights for bows or minimum diameter
    for broadheads. Arrows must be at least 18 inches
    long.
    Crossbows are not legal except that a physically
    disabled person incapable of shooting a bow.
     
  9. huntsfromtree

    huntsfromtree New Member

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    State:
    KC Northland
    Pretty sure in Missouri its 35 pounds. My cousin took a few deer with 41 lbs and even got a couple complete passthroughs. Good huntin'
     
  10. Wil

    Wil New Member

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    State:
    Minden Nebraska
    40# here in Nebraska
     
  11. Okie Jim

    Okie Jim New Member

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    State:
    Oklahoma
    40# here in Oklahoma.
     
  12. flathead20000

    flathead20000 New Member

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    State:
    Indiana, Delphi
    35 lbs is the minimum here in Indiana. Whackum and pack um!!!
     
  13. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    State:
    il-waynesv
    mark your close. in illinois the regs state that a bow archery device must reach a minimum of 40# draw somewhere in a 28" draw.
     
  14. THRowSOmeStink

    THRowSOmeStink New Member

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    State:
    sedgwick, kansas
    I think kansas is #40 also but not completely sure