sirgiovanni said:You said spear! I love you man! But not in that brokedown mountain kinda way. You are now officially number 2 on my hero list.
Hey.........I'm for it . However we would need to define a few things.
1. If you held it in a position ...in a hunting situation....that was ready for a imediate throw at a game animal .....would that be considered full draw. If so.......spear chuckers would have a definite advantage and could have a devistating effect to our resources.
2. Range..........Effective range and kinetic energy would soely depend on the spear manufacture and physical abillity of the user. A highly trained spear chucker using todays modern manufactured spears could easily take game at extreme yardages. The mortality rates can increase from the "slob" spear chuckers taking unethyical shots at deer sized game at long ranges.
3. Safety........being in the woods with spear chuckers walking around with their spear at ready could be a hazzard. We should consider the hunter orange requirement for all spear chuckers and possibly a cerification for those users.
4. Then we need to think about all the non-resident spear chuckers that will be coming to Kentucky to have the opportunity to hunt the early season and harvest one of our VELVET B/C Class bucks. It has been estimated that there are at least...100,000000000,00000000 spear chuckers wanting to come to Kentucky. This is bound to create more pressure on our WMA's , interstates , county roads , McDonalds and not to mention our Wal-Marts.
We need to think about the effects and debate this for a few years before rushing into this one. There are too many unknowns and we should not use any data from other states where spears have been used for a long time.....way too many differences to compare them to Kentucky to create the longest spear chucking season in the nation.
SORRY........It's Friday and I just couldnt resist !