# Question: Can You Kill A Deer With A 35 Pound Bow?

## Is 70 lb draw too much?

For example, a bow with a 70-pound peak weight and a 80% let-off should have a holding weight of around 14-pounds.

Being able to hold a bow at full draw for 30 seconds is great, but if you’re shaking, struggling, and exhausted at the end of that time, then you’re not going to be able to make an ethical shot..

## How much draw weight does it take to kill a human?

A bow with a draw weight of thirty pounds would be capable of killing a human, but it wouldn’t make a great weapon. In my territory, hunting laws state that in order to hunt any animal, deer-sized and up, you must be using a bow with a draw weight of 40 lbs.

## Is a 60 lb bow enough for elk?

60 lbs is fine, you’re on the right track as far as arrow weight. get a strong razor sharp fixed blade to fly like a laser and he’ll be zipping through vitals.

## How fast does a 70 lb bow shoot?

270 FPSIf you are using a 70 lbs. draw weight, your compound bow would have a 270 FPS. And if your draw length is indeed 30″ (as it is during IBO testing), this number would be closer to 290 FPS.

## How hard is it to pull back a 40 pound bow?

So for a 40 lb bow, it means that it takes 40 lbs of force to pull back the string 28 inches for a recurve.

## Can a 20 pound bow kill a deer?

Something in that 20 lbs range just does not have the power to be a deer killer safely.

## How much poundage does it take to kill a deer with a bow?

Note that you can effectively kill deer with a 40-pound draw-weight bow. As a rule of thumb, 40 pounds of kinetic energy efficiently kills whitetails, and 50 pounds or greater is required for larger game such as elk, moose or bear.

## Can you hunt with a 35 lb recurve bow?

So a 35 lb recurve with 28 inches of draw and a heavy arrow and a sharp 2 blade COC should be able to take a deer at anything less than 20 yards.

## Can a 30 lb bow kill a deer?

With the right arrow and broadhead combo 30 lbs is plenty to kill a deer. … I’ve never seen a big game animal shot with a 30 pound bow but my son shot a deer with his 40 pound bow at 25 yards and got a complete pass through.

## Is a 40 pound recurve enough to kill a deer?

The whole key is, shoot a bow that you feel comfortable shooting. Your draw length will likely shorten as the draw weight goes up. A 40# bow will easily kill a deer provided the shot placement is good and is probably the minimum I’d go with. … As I’ve gotten older I’ve had to drop weight and now shoot a 51# recurve.

## Is a 60 lb bow enough for deer?

For whitetail deer hunting anything above 40 lbs is fine. For larger game such as elk or moose a good recommendation is at least 60-65 lbs of draw weight. A general rule of thumb is that a shooter should be able to shoot a bow about 30 times in a row without being fatigued.

## How far can a 40 lb recurve bow shoot?

20 yardsRegistered. Depends on what bow? a 40 lb bowtech equalizer or a 40 lb mathews passion is more then capable to shoot past 20 yards…. JMO.. a sharp 2 blade broadhead would be the way to go as well..