Im confused?

slipped cork

8 pointer
Nov 24, 2008
564
Borderline Insanity, KY
Just watched a kid kill a deer with a crossbow on TV. He missed and someone recocked his bow. It was obvious it wasn't the kid. I'm ok with that but I never had anyone put another arrow, bolt or shell in anything I used.
 

Little FR

12 pointer
Nov 10, 2021
4,196
West Kentucky
It makes me sick when on a hunting show somebody has to ‘remind’ the shooter to rack the bolt. If your that unpracticed, maybe you ought not be killing critters yet.

That being said. If it was my kid, I would cock the crossbow because I can draw the 180lbs sitting down by hand without a cocking device or rope. It’s pretty much instant. I’d say some smaller people cannot do that. I’d also seat the bolt as in the moment they may ‘clock’ the rail fletch in wrong position.

I cut kids a lot of slack hunting. If your grown, act like it.
 

web splitter

8 pointer
Feb 3, 2015
696
Just watched a kid kill a deer with a crossbow on TV. He missed and someone recocked his bow. It was obvious it wasn't the kid. I'm ok with that but I never had anyone put another arrow, bolt or shell in anything I used.
If you're "ok with that" then what's the point of your post?
Are you just wanting to announce to the world that you've never had anyone do it for you?
I'm confused.
 

Onthedge

6 pointer
Dec 11, 2020
376
South East Ky
Just watched a kid kill a deer with a crossbow on TV. He missed and someone recocked his bow. It was obvious it wasn't the kid. I'm ok with that but I never had anyone put another arrow, bolt or shell in anything I used.
Now I'm confused, are you upset because some kid gets help, and you didn't?
I know guys who's family didn't hunt, and started on there own, and turned out to be good hunters, and they're raising their kids to hunt. I personally don't see the problem.
 

buckdownpa

Spike
Nov 4, 2021
51
Pittsburgh, Pa
Just watched a kid kill a deer with a crossbow on TV. He missed and someone recocked his bow. It was obvious it wasn't the kid. I'm ok with that but I never had anyone put another arrow, bolt or shell in anything I used.
What state and how old was the kid? By law in Pennsylvania any hunter Under the age of 12 is not allowed to load or handle the weapon until it’s time to shoot whether that be gun or Crossbow. So if a 10 yr old shot and missed a deer and didn’t hand it back to the adult to reload they would be breaking the law. Not saying that’s the case on this show but something to consider. If I’m in the tree stand with my nephew he can’t touch the weapon until a deer is in range then I’d hand him the crossbow that I loaded and he could shoot but has to give me the crossbow back. He’s not even allowed to walk into the stand and carry the crossbow or gun not loaded, I have to.
 

xilk123

8 pointer
Oct 7, 2011
677
clay co
I can't help but think these posts are just to get a reaction. Surely a adult wouldn't be bothered enough to make a thread about a child getting help cocking a crossbow.
 

xbokilla

12 pointer
Jun 28, 2012
14,863
Just be glad there are still hunting shows on TV. When they quit showing them for whatever reason we will all have to worry about our hunting rights. Just saying.


You are spot on! I don’t like all the modern day hunting hoopla myself but when it’s banned from TV, we’d better get ready, dark times ahead for the rest of us hunters. Plus, as I’ve said on here many times, hunting shows are still better than 90% of the other BS out there.
 

Campfire

6 pointer
Oct 24, 2019
484
Camp
You are spot on! I don’t like all the modern day hunting hoopla myself but when it’s banned from TV, we’d better get ready, dark times ahead for the rest of us hunters. Plus, as I’ve said on here many times, hunting shows are still better than 90% of the other BS out there.
Yep and if a hunting show inspires just one kid to get off the couch or off their phone and hit the woods then they are a good thing.
 


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