It's much easier and quicker to become comfortable and proficient with a crossbow
Assuming a hunting license and appropriate tag, a crossbow
may be used during gun season by any hunter and by handicapped hunters by special permit during archery season.
Since then, as a bowhunter, I now need a crossbow
, as most my age (82) do.
If fingers are on the rail of a crossbow
when it is discharged, chances are they will not be attached after the shot.
If you compare a 150-pound draw weight crossbow
with a 70-pound vertical bow, you'll find they deliver the same speed and energy.
Initially we tried to add crossbows
to archery season, and not have a separate crossbow
season," said Tony Young, media relations coordinator for game management for FWC.
For many years only three states--Arkansas, Ohio, and Wyoming--allowed crossbows
during general archery-only seasons.
You need a firearms licence to sell air weapons now, but you don't need one to sell crossbows
and nobody needs a licence to buy one.
Montana makes no provision for handicapped archers, but allows crossbow
bolts to be fired during gun seasons.
A Home Office spokesman said: 'There are, in fact, extensive restrictions already in place to control the sale and use of crossbows
But his proficiency with the crossbow
has increased his self-confidence.
have always had a mystique about them that is just short of captivating to many firearms enthusiasts; it must be a basic fascination with projectile-firing, trigger-actuated mechanisms.