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crossbow

a weapon used to fire darts filled with immobilizing agent at otherwise uncontrollable animals. Less dangerous than cordite guns and does not scare other animals because there is no noise.
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On Sunday a 22-year-old man was shot in the head with a ten inch cross bow bolt in Devon Road, Frankley, following an argument in the street.
Step back in time to try out fletching, casting, spinning, weaving, or even test your aim with a long or cross bow.
Archers of all abilities" are welcome which was just as well in our case because apart from a toy cross bow, none of us fired at a proper target before.
South Florida hunters in Zone A have plenty to hunt this month as the Muzzleloading Gun and cross bow or bow antlered deer season opens September 1 and closes September 14.
Merseyside police received around 400 weapons, including a samurai sword, kuckledusters and a cross bow.
Bow and cross bow hunters are in luck this month because if you have the right licenses and permits you can hunt deer, fall turkey, quail and gray squirrels in Zone A betweenJuly 28 and August 26.
From July 30 through August 28, 2012 in Management Zone A, bow and cross bow hunters are allowed to hunt antlered and antlerless deer, fall turkey, quail and squirrel.
I still worked in Glasgow, and my first encounter with Clyde salmon came when I began to get calls that there was a big run on and that idiots were foul hooking them and even using pitchforks and cross bows to catch them as they tried to ascend the weir at Blantyre.
A HIGH-POWERED air rifle and two cross bows have been stolen from a shed in Pontypridd.
The raid at a house in the suburb of Parramatta on Wednesday also uncovered a variety of weapons, including two walking canes containing hidden swords, flick knives and cross bows.
In 2009, the Roscoby Riser Cam was adapted for use on shotguns and cross bows.
The rhino trade is being driven by Asian demand for horns and is made worse by increasingly sophisticated poachers, who now are using veterinary drugs, poison, cross bows and high caliber weapons to kill rhinos, the report states.