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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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The perspectives we kept in mind during the crossbow design process were hunting utility, safe performance and reliability.
The passage of this proposal also will eliminate the use of crossbows during the state's October muzzleloader and late flintlock muzzleloader seasons.
Going the other way--using a lighter, less stiff bolt than recommended -can be more problematic, particularly with faster crossbows that transfer more energy to the shaft.
The number of hunters in the October woods has indeed gone up in Virginia since crossbows were legalized in 2005.
Crossbows, particularly compound ones, have a lot of moving and stationary parts.
A new line of crossbows engineered and produced by TenPoint, Wicked Ridge was created to provide high-quality, accurate crossbows at a more affordable price point.
We also think crossbows are a great recruitment tool for women and younger hunters who may not have the upper body strength necessary to draw a conventional bow," she said.
Before crossbows were legal in Virginia, I called the game commission and asked why we couldn't get them legalized," Dance said.
com) are designed for even the fastest crossbows, making it quick and easy to replace damaged vanes.
Crossbows may be used by any hunter age 12 and older during any hunting season in Zone 3 of southern Michigan, including the bowhunting season.