Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
blarkey

draw loc

11 posts in this topic

Has anyone tried put one of these on your bow? Its to hold the draw for those that can't pull a bow back and hold it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's illegal to hunt with one. I have however seen them in use and if you are hadicapped it looked like a pretty cool devise for target shooting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i would think if you have a crossbow permit, a draw lok would be permitted, but i dont know that as a fact

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess I'm not certain either, but I don't think they are legal for hunting even for hadicapped persons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back in the day when I first started bowhunting one of the old guys in our group had one. He put his boot on the riser and starting pulling it back, crossbow style. Just about at full draw the riser slipped off his boot and that baby came launching up at him in a hurry! It caught him right in the chest and stopped - it was late season in Dec and he had plenty of clothes plus coveralls on. Couple inches higher though it would have got him in the neck - would not have been pretty, possibly fatal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's for my fatherinlaw just woundering how well they worked

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know for a fact they are illegal if you are not handicapped don't know if you can with a crossbow permit. I was watching the outdoor channel a couple years ago and the owner of drawlock was filming a bear hunting show in northern minnesota and I think their was 3 or 4 people that used the drawlock to take a bear and it struck me as funny knowing they are illegal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The show is knockout hunting and it's on one of the outdoor channels and it is all hunting with the drawlock.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thats were I saw it

The show is knockout hunting and it's on one of the outdoor channels and it is all hunting with the drawlock.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i also saw that show when they were up north. Unless you are handicapped i think the thing is a joke

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The guy's name is Jerry Goff, he's an ex boxer. You can tell he used to box by how slow his brain works when you have a conversation with him. I met him at a bear camp in Alberta about 5 years ago. He had his contraption with him and I get the benefit of using it if you are handicapped, but it was a monstrosity to shoot. You actually have to pull back with your bow arm and push with your release arm, as if you were squeezing the bow to shoot it. The opposite of normal form. It was heavy, unbalanced, and the recoil was huge. He also crippled and didn't recover 3 bears during his hunt. The show he eventually aired for that hunt was filled with amateur footage from me and the 3 guys I went with, because he couldn't kill anything. Maybe he has improved on the design since then, but you couldn't give me one of those things, even if they were legal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • I hunt zone 1.  Very interesting to see those numbers.  From what I have seen the herd is showing signs of rebound in our neighborhood.  We're a ways off from being able to tolerate hunters choice, but we're seeing deer again finally.  I agree the herd is in better shape than 2-3 years ago when many people saw no deer and no signs of deer.     So what does it all mean?  I suspect the widespread pain of the glut in major swaths of zone 1 for the dark years has woke some up to the idea of passing does.  There was certainly more opportunity with fewer bucks-only zones and larger doe tag numbers in certain DPAs.    What will be interesting is how the DNR responds to more deer on the landscape up here but fewer does being shot.  We had two doe tags in our group this year and we proudly tossed them in the fire, unfilled, at the end of season.  
    • Inaugural concert attendance (estimated):   Obama 2009: 400,000 Trump 2017: 10,000   Also Trump nodded off because it was so great.
    • I have this problem from time to time but not often.  Sometimes there are little bubbles on the bottom of the transducer and sometimes the ducer isn't below the ice, sometimes it just takes 5 or 10 minutes of sitting in the hole before it starts to pick up the jig.  Other times it works flawlessly.
    • Bingo.  Everything is going good so far.   Not that I would need to answer someone who wasted their vote but being tomorrow will be a great day I thought I'd drop you a line.     The so called Libertarians in silly town.
    • I hate to break your bubble, but your vote and other Trump voters in Minnesota were wasted votes the same as you say those who voted 3rd party were wasted.
    • That a shot at me being former military?
    • All of you who wasted your votes can thank us later.  In four years you'll have another chance to earn your right to be critical of the POTUS.
  • Our Sponsors