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Crossbows are good. Check because Belvoir might have changed their rules too.
From the last I heard crossbows are only for the disable and kids. I meet them informally at the range and they are always giving me tips, I'm only in my 3rd season of hunting. As for as buying a bow, I got my as hoffman's archery and gave me a great price with military discount also look online VA fish and game for the bowhunting education class. Great knowledge and a must have to hunt Belvoir.



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(02-27-2016, 09:46 PM)frankiecruzer Wrote: [ -> ]From the last I heard crossbows are only for the disable and kids. I meet them informally at the range and they are always giving me tips, I'm only in my 3rd season of hunting. As for as buying a bow, I got my as hoffman's archery and gave me a great price with military discount also look online VA fish and game for the bowhunting education class. Great knowledge and a must have to hunt Belvoir.



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Crossbows have been legal for everyone in VA since 2007.


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But doesn't apply at Belvoir for some reason



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Northern VA Early and Late Anterless-only Firearms Deer Seasons

During these seasons only antlerless deer may be taken.

Early: September 5 through October 2

Late: January 3, 2016 through March 27, 2016:

In the counties of Arlington*, Fairfax*, Loudoun*, and Prince William* (including the cities and towns within). Local firearm ordinances prohibit the discharge of firearms in Arlington County. To firearms deer hunt on private lands in Fairfax County a special landowner permit is requiredNorthern VA Late Antlerless-only Season

During this season only antlerless deer may be taken.


Archery Only
March 28, 2016 through April 24, 2016

In Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties (including the cities and towns within).


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I was tracking that, which is definitely not an issue since it would still give me experience. The biggest issue is that most of these areas have no public hunting land and you need permission from private land owners. I don't know any and don't really know where I would find them.


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(02-28-2016, 06:48 PM)Philip Wrote: [ -> ]I was tracking that, which is definitely not an issue since it would still give me experience. The biggest issue is that most of these areas have no public hunting land and you need permission from private land owners. I don't know any and don't really know where I would find them.


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I have 1 place I can go bowhunt only but only me. It's not over run with deer either. I got a nice buck there last year and missed a better one this year.

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Keep in touch here you'll hook up with someone I'm sure.


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(02-28-2016, 06:48 PM)Philip Wrote: [ -> ]I was tracking that, which is definitely not an issue since it would still give me experience. The biggest issue is that most of these areas have no public hunting land and you need permission from private land owners. I don't know any and don't really know where I would find them.


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Not sure where you live exactly. Go drive around the area you live. Start about 1.5 hours before sunset. Look for deer in yards. Start looking at Google maps of the area around you. See where the woods are. Then you can also look at real estate sites like Redfin. Some of them will show property lines and how many acres a property is even if it isn't for sale.

If you can match up maps it will give you a place to start. Then dress nice, a polo and jeans will work. Start knocking on doors.

Work is always a good place. Someone at your work may have a house with woods.

That should get you started anyway
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