Crossbows In Nova Scotia

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Crossbows In Nova Scotia

Post by NSIan » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:20 pm

Last summer, 2008, after many years of refusing to allow crossbows in the woods, the government of Nova Scotia finally allowed the use of crossbows for hunting deer only. We are now heading in to year number 2. A new club was formed to act as a voice for crossbow hunters to help promote the sport so many want to enjoy. The new association has many many, many projects and challenges ahead.

The newly formed Nova Scotia Association of crossbow Hunters is hard at work, along with several other hunting interests, trying to better the sport.

DNR is currently working on an online crossbow training program, which should be available by the end of September.


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Thanks for your info and help Peter.
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Post by NSIan » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:58 pm

Got my new target. First set at 20 yards.
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Post by fletch » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:55 pm

Nice to see they are realizing that the crossbow is a hunting weapon and not a sinister killing machine. Glad to see you are actively promoting new opportunities for all hunters.
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Post by Dereck » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:08 pm

Great groups but I would start shooting each bolt at a different circle or you will be pulling an arrow out of the one shot before it, cool but it could get expensive. :D
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Post by ninepointer » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:10 pm

Ian,

Welcome to the forum! :D You better start using some of the other 8 dots on that target of your's, or your crossbow shooting is going to get mighty expensive mighty quick! Excalibur does not pay out compensation for split arrows!:wink:
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Post by NSIan » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:01 pm

This forum has been a great source of info over the past few years. Felt it was time to get on board. Our little club is growing daily.

The groupings in the photos were a one-off. Had the kids out with me shooting. My oldest keeps buggin for a robin hood. Only robin hood he is going to see is on Saturday morning.
The target is alot better than the foam one we were using last year. Pulling the arrows out was just too hard. Managed to bend one trying. My kids could not pull out any arrows at all.
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Post by dick195252 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:53 am

Welcome to the forum. Glad to hear that the sport is advanceing so quickly in Nova Scotia. But most of all that you and your Kids are enjoying, and spending time shareing the Great sport.
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Post by Dereck » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:14 am

Hey What are shooting for a bow looks likes it pounding them in there alright.

Another bit of my 2 cents those look like plastic nocks in your aluminum arrows, have seen in the past a guy blow a bow apart because the plastic nock cracked exposing the string to the edge of the aluminum and kaboom.

Keep an eye on them or replace them with aluminum inserts.
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Post by NSIan » Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:18 pm

I am shooting a 2008 phoenix package. Factory string and the Easton 2216 arrows so far. I see crazyfarmer has some custom ones available. May give his a whirl this fall.
Finally got the arrows going where I want. Looking for a good set up for the fall hunt.

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Post by saxman » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:13 am

Welcome friend :D
Looks like you are ready for deer.
Congrats to NS for seeing the light.
Good luck to your orginization.
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Post by NSIan » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:22 am

Just about saxman. Still undecided on broadheads yet.

Out this morning doing some shooting. We were trying to catch an arrow in flight with the camera.
The arrow is to the left.....

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Post by NSIan » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:31 am

Last years harvest. Wasn't able to use the crossbow last year as the season was just announced. Didn't have it dialed in. I do now though!

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My oldest boy was behind me when this fella dropped. Took us over an hour to stalk him once we spotted him. My youngest was just too tired to get out of bed. We hunted hard the day before and his little legs were sore.

He will be hanging with us for good now.
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Post by Canabow » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:35 pm

Welcome to the forum. Good luck with your club.
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Post by Doe Master » Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:14 pm

:) Welcome to the forum . :)
It is good to hunt with your kids . :D

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Post by mikej » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:52 pm

welcome to the forum and congrats on a fine buck
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