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Mechanical broadhead
« on: April 12, 2015, 11:09:04 AM »
Any word on the use of mechanical broadhead's for the upcoming archery seasons?

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 11:42:46 AM »
I heard they were voted in as legal now.

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2015, 12:50:33 PM »
where did hear this ??

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2015, 12:53:39 PM »
They're now legal, it was in the proposals, so we've known this for two months.

It just became official last Friday, when the Fish and Wildlife commission adopted the proposals.

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2015, 01:08:47 PM »
Thanks BC ...Be interesting the feed back we will get this year from this New Rule  :tup: I will be sticking with my fixed blades  :tup:

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2015, 08:13:47 PM »
Where have you actually seen this in writing? Not disputing it but from what I can find, I see nothing about M.B.s'

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2015, 10:21:05 PM »
I am really curious how it is going to be written.  Could lead to a lot of confusion if a barbed expandable is legal but a barbed fixed blade is not.  What will a legal mechanical be?  Going to be very interesting!
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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2015, 11:00:43 PM »
Where have you actually seen this in writing? Not disputing it but from what I can find, I see nothing about M.B.s'

http://wdfw.wa.gov/commission/meetings/2015/04/apr09_2015_22_summary.pdf

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2015, 01:31:42 AM »
Wow!  So barbed broadheads have become legal so we might have all expandables as "equipment selection choice by hunters" without limitations.  I'm not sure what to think of that.  Maybe the thought is by keeping that stupid 6 grain per pound rule no animal will be found running through neighborhoods with an arrow sticking out of it. :dunno:  I sure hope that one doesn't come around to bite us in the behind :o

I am usually all for removing most equipment limitations that do not create a "natural resource issue".  But I do believe measures must be taken to protect hunter "Image" as well as natural resources.  Not sure lifting the "barbed" rule will be a good one for the image of bowhunters going forward.

Many mechanicals are fine well designed broadheads.  Many pull free from non-leathal wounds much easier than would many of todays most popular fixed blade broadheads.  But, within that group of responsible designs are a growing number of mechanicals that are nothing more than modified fish points.  Sure hope we find a way to self regulate to a large enough degree that news crews across the state find nothing worth reporting.
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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2015, 05:28:57 AM »
There's no simple way to write the regs to allow mechanical heads and disallow barbed fixed blade heads without becoming confusing. My personal feeling is that it will be no more of an issue than it has been in the past. Sure, some will choose to hunt with the fish points like the Exodus, and they will have a bad shot that may not pull out, but I don't think it'll be at a rate any higher than we currently have. I know I've had to unscrew Slick Tricks to get the arrow out of elk on numerous occasions. Writing rules for the "what if" scenarios doesn't work too well if that which you are allowing isn't much different than what you are disallowing.
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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2015, 06:05:00 AM »
Agree Todd.  So what is the best mechanical on the market for deer?  I always liked the looks of the ulmer edge but now they are off the market.


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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2015, 06:09:01 AM »
I might run the hypodermic for deer and elk.  anyone on here have consistent success on elk with mechanicals?  if so what kind? 

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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2015, 06:53:16 AM »
my elk arrows will have fixed broad heads at least in till I see just how lethal they are on deer at range .
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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2015, 11:42:14 AM »
There's no simple way to write the regs to allow mechanical heads and disallow barbed fixed blade heads without becoming confusing.

Alaska did it very easily.  I will try to find the other stated that did it well.  Just need to remember which ones those were.  I'll try to call my contact at Rage and see if they have the list.
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Re: Mechanical broadhead
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2015, 11:58:13 AM »
I might run the hypodermic for deer and elk.  anyone on here have consistent success on elk with mechanicals?  if so what kind?
You make want to look at Grim Reapers http://www.grimreaperbroadheads.com/ecommerce/category.i?cmd=allcats.  I will be using these.  I have used them in California and my aunt and uncle use them and have put down elk with them with no problems.
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