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      I am selling a Ten Point Crossbow Blazer HP package.  Excellent bow, ready to shoot.  Comes with 3X scope, sling, ACUdraw, 4 bolts and 3 broadheads.    I live in NJ but hunt in the Catskills.   I will be traveling to Margaretville Friday morning and can bring the bow up the NYS Thruway thru Kingston and Route 28 West to Arkville if anyone is interested.   
      Priced to sell at 500.00     
      Text for pictures or feel free to call me and speak with me the old fashion way.   732-330-2004    Jimmy  
    • By DanD
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    • By tonyc26
      Going upstate (from nyc) for Spring Gobbler this weekend
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    • By nyslowhand
      Wanted to put this topic in the crossbow thread, but guess it's more PC to be here. PC within a political thread, sort of a double negative..! LOL
       
      Feel bad for you Long Islanders he represented for years, but us crossbow enthusiasts are getting the last laugh. FYI - He was biggest legislative opponent to crossbows while the chair of the Enviro Cons sub-committee and chiefly responsible for its' current FUBAR status of implementation.
       
      Sadly, this is only one in a long line of (reportedly?) corrupt NYS legislators.
       
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    • By Stealthe3
      When bow-hunting education became "mandatory" It was done so  for many reasons. According to the DEC  it was enacted, to promote ethical shots, to train hunters to blood trail, how an arrow actually harvests game and also to ensure the general public that "archers" were safe and ethical. It was NOT grandfathered to any archer, no matter how long they had hunted.
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