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Hunters: Deer season is off to a slow start

December 3, 2013

MANSFIELD — Gramma’s Kitchen’s lunch room was packed, nothing unusual for a Monday afternoon, but there was a lot of orange and camo in the mix of regulars....

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John123

Dec-05-13 11:29 AM

@pinecr.. Did you happen to report any of the illegal activities you have been seeing to the local WCO? If not then you are just as guilty as the person committing the crime. Also during the rut thousands upon thousands of deer are hit on the road regardless of the speed limit or party involved.

@woolrich..I agree 100% with your opinion on the use of crossbows

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Woolrich

Dec-04-13 8:45 PM

Continued: and has his 9 year old pull the trigger. They are teaching how to "kill" not "hunt". Now 95% of all the pics you see on Pa outdoor life (channel 16) of deer, and most are big bucks taken by small children under 13 years of age with a crossbows. Now how does a child with no experience in hunting kill all these big deer with a crossbow?? Hmmmm???

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Woolrich

Dec-04-13 8:34 PM

Modern, high tech crossbows are now allowed to be used in archery season. This is a entirely new weapon to be used for hunting in the state of Pa. They should only be allowed to use them durring the firearm season since they are equipped with variable power scopes and require nothing more that to pull a trigger to fire them. It is a huge insult to all those that put in the time and disapline to become proficient with the bow and arrow. To add insult to injury, lazy parents are using the crossbow to let their kids kill big bucks. Here is what going on in archery season,, "Daddy" starts feeding the deer early spring with corn. Daddy then puts out a trail camera to see what time the deer comes to feed, Daddy shows the pictures of the big bucks at work. Daddy then carefully orchestrates his bate and picks out a big buck for his kids to kill. Now Daddy puts the blind up by the bait and gets the crossbow ready, holds it up, aims it at the deer and has the 9 year pull the tri

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pinecr

Dec-04-13 9:19 AM

Not in our area, the bucks are being killed by the gas workers, either being shot by them or being ran over by them. The other night just across from our home, a gas truck was coming down the road, the truck stopped, a gas worker jumped out shot 3 times at a buck, and then jumped back in the truck and off they went. We see numerous deed killed on the side of the road because the gas tanker trucks do not slow down for anything. We saw a dead deer lying beside the road in an area where the speed limit was 25 mph, now how does that happen!

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Woolrich

Dec-03-13 2:00 PM

The biggest problem is all the bucks being "killed" by crossbows and calling it "archery". what a joke!!! No disapline to lean to shoot a bow and now magically any one that can pull a trigger is now allowed to hunt in archery season. Isn't it kinda disturbing all the pics this year of young kids under twelve years of age shooting monster bucks????? Experienced hunters know that doesn't happen without a extreme advantage. They are teaching these kids to "kill" not "hunt". "Mentor Season" is being horribly exploited just like the crossbow is devaluing the true disapline of archery season. You crossbow hunters are lazy and use lame excuses why you bought a crossbow because you're embarrassed, and you should be embarrassed cause you know your cheating. If a 9 year old can kill a baited buck, why not you??? A true sportsman doesn't believe the ends justify the means by taking the easy way out.

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