Proposal 60- 92.085. Unlawful methods of taking big game; exceptions. Clarify legal type of compound bow. The bow derives its propulsive energy solely from the bending and recovery of two limbs. It's already in the regulation book:" but may be derived from the mechanical advantage provided by the wheels or cams so long as the available energy is stored in the bent limbs of the bow."
Issue:According to most modern compound bows they do not store the available energy in the bent limbs of the bow. The limbs on a modern compound bend very little if at all. The energy comes from the wheels and cams, allowing the shooter to hold a longer and steadier aim.
Proposal 61- 92.085. Unlawful methods of taking big game; exceptions. Modify the requirement for a legal bow.
Change regulation back to the way it used to be: Bow must shoot 1 oz arrows with a distance of 175 yards.
Issue: Regulations for legal bows for hunting. Compound bows do not store energy within the bent limbs of a bow. The limbs on many bows hardly bend at all. That is why they have cams and cables.
Somebody help me out here. Is this an attempt to make compounds illegal for archery only hunts? I don't know about the claim that compound bows limbs don't bend. Is this true? I'm always looking at my target, not my limbs. Is the author of these 2 props out to lunch or is this correct? Is this an attempt to fracture bowhunters between trads & compounds?