By Sean Wuller
For the first time ever Iowa hunters will have the opportunity to use a crossbow to harvest deer this late muzzleloader season. Unlike years past only disabled and handicap hunters were able to use a crossbow if they had consent from the DNR. Throwing the debate aside for this article, as some see the crossbow as an unfair advantage, this will be an introduction on familiarizing yourself and hunting with a crossbow.
The use of crossbows today has taken a once dated defense mechanism, and turned it into an accurate and ethical way of harvesting wild game for all persons with the proper training.
The recent outbreak of crossbow manufacturers around the globe all date back to the original design of the crossbow which was a laminated “so to say” recurve limb design strung with a high tensile bow string, cocked and loaded with an arrow.
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