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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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If anything, I would argue that--given the ability to shoot a cross-bow off a rest for added accuracy--the chance of wounding an animal with a crossbow might be somewhat lower.
One of the downsides to the cross-bow is that you must be aware of where your fingers are.
The amnesty on Merseyside saw more than 400 weapons handed in during the first week including a cross-bow, samurai sword and several machetes.
Still, the glider was more successful - and interesting - than the giant cross-bow, a "giant flop" which was positively Python-esque.
Mind you, I understand that the law stipulates the use of a long bow: shoot your Welshman with a cross-bow and you would be deep in the legal do-do.
Around 30 Weaver clients and contacts enjoyed a full day's shooting including 12-bore, running rabbit, clays, air pistol, cross-bow and long-bow, culminating in an entertaining display of ferret racing.
He said the body was discovered after a cross-bow bolt was seen sticking out of a window in the man's home.
SCOTLAND'S premier peer and his wife have put a bounty on vicious deer hunters who left an animal to suffer in agony on their estate after shooting it with a cross-bow.
The most recognized name in cross-bows for hunting and target shooting is Barnett.
In contrast, the popularity of cross-bows has increased with the 40-and-older age group.