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My shoulder has been bothering me for a few yrs, and I knew it was only a matter of time. Been bothering me bad for the last few weeks, tried to pull my bow back today and couldn't.  So it looks like after 35 yrs of bowhunting NY I won't  be this yr. I'll  have it looked at after the deer season. Have to stick to PA bow this yr, since my bow doesn't  meet NY standards. 

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2 hours ago, lucky118 said:

My shoulder has been bothering me for a few yrs, and I knew it was only a matter of time. Been bothering me bad for the last few weeks, tried to pull my bow back today and couldn't.  So it looks like after 35 yrs of bowhunting NY I won't  be this yr. I'll  have it looked at after the deer season. Have to stick to PA bow this yr, since my bow doesn't  meet NY standards. 

In the same boat.  My PSE is down to 42 lbs. I can usually pull it back 3 or 4 times until I'm too sore.  Unfortunately, I do lawn care. Once I start using a leaf blower, my shoulder is shot. So late October on, I might be able to pull my bow back once.. maybe.  I did purchase a NY compliment xbow, but if I owned one that wasn't, I wouldn't hesitate to carry it in the field.  F NYS... 

Good luck. Go see a orthopedic. Maybe a cortisone shot will help, or they might have some exercises that might strengthen your shoulder.  Exercises and cortisone helped me for a couple yrs, but the arthritis is getting worse. 

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This will be a reoccurring theme for many bowhunters getting  up innange and wear and tear  on bodies.    Shame  x bow bill died  in committee in assembly again..   would of been step in right direction to keep hunters  in woods.   

Instead we will see expansion of early special seasons  As deer populations increase and  bowhunters decrease amd trophy hunting increases....   

Best of luck i hope something can be done to get you back to health or back  into the woods another way.

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Nothing will change until all archery hunters unite and lobby for changes that will promote hunting with all equipment in all seasons. 
 

Years ago gun owners were split. Many shooters believed that if we gave up so called assault weapons the government would be satisfied and leave shooters alone. Well that ship sailed. We all now know that they will not be satisfied until all guns are illegal. And for the most part all shooters now realize that. 
 

It’s the same for bowhunters. Some believe that if they keep to themselves and protect their interests the government will leave them alone. They have not excepted the fact that the government wants our way of life to go away. And then they could just hire their paid assassins to cull the animals when needed. 
 

The issue is not what weapons are used in what season by who. The issue is will our way of life, our culture, whether it will survive and will we pass it on to our children. 
 

The anti hunters, anti gun, anti our way of life people laugh when we argue.

Do the math. Look around. Hunting in NY will collapse within 20 years. Maybe less. 

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There is an easy and legal way to deal with this.  My 69 year old right shoulder is shot from overuse.  Go to the DEC website, there is a form you can print off, take it to your doctor and have him/her sign it.  Mine was happy to do so just because he knows it will keep me more active and outdoors.  No approval needed from the DEC, you just have to have it on you when you hunt deer. Then install a Drawloc device on your bow and you are good to go.  My eighty three year old uncle made his own, I bought mine online.  It's a bit clunky but it sure beats not hunting.  

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16 minutes ago, jperch said:

There is an easy and legal way to deal with this.  My 69 year old right shoulder is shot from overuse.  Go to the DEC website, there is a form you can print off, take it to your doctor and have him/her sign it.  Mine was happy to do so just because he knows it will keep me more active and outdoors.  No approval needed from the DEC, you just have to have it on you when you hunt deer with your crossbow.  I keep mine in my backtag, in sealed plastic.  It's perfectly legit.

Not legal you need a draw loc on a vertical bow with that form

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7 hours ago, lucky118 said:

My shoulder has been bothering me for a few yrs, and I knew it was only a matter of time. Been bothering me bad for the last few weeks, tried to pull my bow back today and couldn't.  So it looks like after 35 yrs of bowhunting NY I won't  be this yr. I'll  have it looked at after the deer season. Have to stick to PA bow this yr, since my bow doesn't  meet NY standards. 

I have a seperated shoulder (grade 3 AC), so nothing is connected. It's my right shoulder (drawing shoulder). My shoulder blade, collarbone, and arm are not connected. Anyway, I got an exemption many years ago to use xbow in CT and i would hunt PA with xbow. But I had a feeling NY was never going to allow it, so I bought an accubow. I trained with it over a winter/spring and then bought a compound that summer. I started at 46lbs with the compound that felt the best on my shoulder (Mathews HTX), then went as high as 56lbs but now I keep it at 52lbs. I can shoot from all angles and run at full draw and hold forever. Don't get caught up draw weight and maybe get the accubow?

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2 hours ago, Mike103 said:

Nothing will change until all archery hunters unite and lobby for changes that will promote hunting with all equipment in all seasons. 

Can you clarify this?  I assume this is meant to cover crossbows in archery season, but it could be interpreted as one open season for any implement, including firearms, at any time (I think South Carolina does something similar to this).  I'm definitely NOT for use of firearms during what has traditionally been archery season.

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I gave up bow for the first time in 44 years,  last year.  Draw weight was down to low 50s and couldn't reliably draw it last season. I have 3 crossbows now and enjoy those. Took a dandy 10 pt buck at 72 laser measured yards  with my first one, now I'm hooked. Didn't like not being in the woods in October last year  but, I got alot more done getting everything ready for winter, being home.  Had to make the best of the beautiful warm weather last October. Have a draw crank on one xbow in case I get to the point where I need it (haven't hunted with it yet). NY stinks with opportunities for my interests in hunting and shooting. Always thought when I retired, the wife and I would get out of NY. Kinda unexpectedly stuck here now, due to health and family. Fortunately I have a place to hunt and good enough health to enjoy the outdoors. Others I know don't have it so well. 

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