Bow Draw Weights for Hunting in Australian States

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Ian Turner
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Bow Draw Weights for Hunting in Australian States

#1 Post by Ian Turner » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:57 am

Hi all,
I have been looking into what are the legal minimum legal bow weights for hunting of various species in Australia and New Zealand:
NSW in the DPI handbook only has a list of recommended weights

Victoria has a list of specific weights for various species

Cant find anything for the others

NZ has a minimum of 35#

Any one know of the requirements for QLD WA NT?

Cheers

atlas_melbourne
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Re: Bow Draw Weights for Hunting in Australian States

#2 Post by atlas_melbourne » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:48 am

Hi Ian,
I couldn't find anything in relation to the states you are after.
I ran into the Vic ones as you mentioned so I thought I'd post them here for those interested.
Cheers,
Atlas

Victoria
https://www.gma.vic.gov.au/hunting/deer ... nting-laws
Long, recurve, and compound bows

Sambar, Rusa, and Red Deer
A minimum draw weight of 50 pounds (22.5 kilograms), using an arrow fitted with a broadhead having a combined minimum weight of 400 grains (26 grams) and at least two cutting blades

Hog, Fallow, and Chital Deer
A minimum draw weight of 45 pounds (20 kilograms), using an arrow fitted with a broadhead having a combined minimum weight of 350 grains (22.5 grams) and at least two blades

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