crossbow

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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 bow and arrow have long been regarded as a possible indicator of culture in prehistoric times.
My natural suspicion was fading, and I was feeling certain that the man had sound documentation for bow and arrows.
Despite ``no hunting'' signs plastered throughout the foothills, city laws now allow hunting with a bow and arrow more than 300 feet from a street or structure.
My supreme bow and arrow memories of those days were of stalking the Indiana woods.
All that remains is for the archer to decide what he or she wants to shoot and put forth the time and effort required to tune his or her bow and arrow combination.
The AlumaTrans Bow and Arrow Case (AT5218L; 52"X16"; suggested retail price $248.
I don't have scientific data to back up my conclusions, but my own personal observation with dozens of bow and arrow combinations suggests that this point occurs at around 6 1/2 to seven grains per pound of draw force-my personal minimum.
What sort of bow and arrows do I need to drop a black bear?
No longer is it essential that your bow and arrows be set up perfectly.
When the case is closed, the formed pillars protect your bow and arrows from any heavy objects placed on the case.
Sure, it's a cool-sounding term, but in essence it means tuning your bow and arrows until they shoot in perfect harmony.