Terms and Conditions - Spam Guidelines - Become A Sponsor - Season Dates - Window Decals

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Bowhunting regulations

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    MADISONVILLE, KY
    Posts
    4

    Default Bowhunting regulations

    ok, I am new at bowhunting. I have a question about regulations of bows. I am taking my son hunting and "someone" told us his bow had to be set at 45 lbs pull or greater to be legal. Can anyone tell me if this is true or if there is a minimum set by law.
    ALSO.....any other bowhunting tips would be appreciated!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Northern Ky
    Posts
    4,010

    Default

    according to the guide there is no restrictions on poundage
    the broadhead must be at least a 7/8"wide

    i also noticed that it states that a hunter CAN NOT possess a barbed Bh
    i have seen a few of them that were made for turkeys so a fellow according to the guide cant carry a turkey BH unless its the same as what you would use for deer..
    Last edited by RutNBuck; 09-27-2008 at 10:49 AM.
    "A bad day of hunting beats a good day at work"

    "A wise indian once said,the more you move the less you will see,the less you move the more you will see"

    " I live to hunt, but my wife says i may be hunting a place to live"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Laurel County
    Posts
    1,935

    Default

    Ky regulations have no set minimum poundage for deer hunting.However I would highly recommend that the minimum poundage that he use be no less than 40 pounds at his draw length.At that poundage he should probably limit his shots at deer to 15 yards or less and be extremely accurate.Accuracy is more important than poundage as deer are thin skinned.I would also recommend a heavy arrow--10 to 12 grains per pound of bow weight that he is shooting.I shoot traditional equipment (recurves,flatbows,etc.)and on one of my bows I am shooting about 45 pounds and my arrows with broadhead are about 503 grains total weight.
    If he is shooting a compound there are lots of people on here that are much more knowledgable than I. You may also find some good information on the Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife website.Best of luck.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    MADISONVILLE, KY
    Posts
    4

    Default

    can you tell me where to find the information in the guide or KFW website statin g there is no limitation?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Grindstone Branch, KY, USA.
    Posts
    11,227

    Default Copied from their web site...

    ARCHERY EQUIPMENT RESTRICTIONS

    Legal
    Hunters may use the following:
    • Longbows, recurves and compound bows
    • Broadheads at least 7/8” wide
    •Any draw weight (no minimum)


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Garrard County. Kentucky
    Posts
    6,071

    Default

    There use to be restrictions several years ago but none now as far as poundage.
    ~America~ Born July 4th,1776- Died, Election Day 2008

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    North side of Pine Mountain
    Posts
    907

    Default

    I just got the Fall 2008 issue of Kentucky Afield Magazine yesterday and one of the "Woods and Water Law Quiz" questions in the magazine was this question:

    "Is there a minimum draw weight on compound bows used for archery deer hunting?"

    Answer: "No. Hunters may use bows of any draw weight to take deer."

    Like someone else has already stated, there use to be a draw weight minimum restriction and I think it was 45 pounds, but there no longer is a minimum.
    "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    615

    Default

    http://fw.ky.gov/navigation.asp?cid=...h=C151C540C158

    pick out the deer hunting regulations PDF file
    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
    ― Winston Churchill

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Versailles
    Posts
    283

    Default

    seems like i've seen somewhere, fort Knox and bluegrass army depot do have minimum poundage requirements. Could be wrong. Maybe this is where his info is coming from??
    I've spent a fortune on Women and Booze....... The rest I've just wasted.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    bullitt county
    Posts
    518

    Default

    I have seen many hunting shows where children and smaller woman have hunting with 37 pound draws and the arrow have blasted all the way through the deer. With todays bow technology, draw wieght is not as much a concern. So I would have to say, it depends on the bow you are using.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. More Ag regulations
    By raktrakr in forum Community Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-23-2011, 05:57 AM
  2. Regulations
    By muddy chicken in forum Deer Hunting
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-17-2008, 01:34 PM
  3. catering regulations?
    By corndogggy in forum Food Preparation, Camp Cooking and Recipes
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-02-2006, 04:09 PM
  4. Crossbow Regulations
    By jpd2atl in forum Crossbow Forum
    Replies: 123
    Last Post: 06-05-2006, 02:22 PM
  5. Hunting Regulations.
    By Deer Hunter in forum Fish & Wildlife Questions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-19-2004, 05:32 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •