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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Around age 40, the number of compound hunters starts declining while crossbow numbers rise.
Crossbows are legal for all during gun seasons, and by providing a physician's letter to the California F&G--and carrying a copy while hunting--disabled hunters may legally use a crossbow during archery seasons.
Proper use of the knees in cocking a crossbow with a belt-hook system would take a load off the back.
Cocking the crossbow properly is critical for consistent accuracy.
In a competition over a wide range of distances, the best compound shooters will outperform the vast majority of crossbow shooters.
Rather than fuel that fire, the Commission settled on a compromise: a short crossbow season in the week between regular archery season and muzzleloading gun season.
We have never run stories about bird hunting with shotguns; fishing of any kind; or big game hunting with rifles, slug guns, muzzleloaders, or crossbows.
We vet the people coming into our shop, but what we do find is that crossbows are also sold at a lot of car boot sales.
When, if ever, will crossbows be legalized for hunting in Oregon, and under what circumstances?
To make crossbows subject to a licensing system would cause inconvenience to the vast majority of responsible and lawabiding owners who use them responsibly for quite legitimate sporting and recreational purposes.
Chris Aston, of the National Crossbow Federation, said: "The crossbow has changed Ian's life.
Like bats and snakes, crossbows have been pretty much maligned, misunderstood and feared down through the ages.