Originally Posted by jakesnake66
The only real advantage I see to crossbows for the way I hunt is the fact that there's no drawing back. I hunt from the ground, and by far the hardest part of using a compound bow is getting to full draw without the deer seeing me. I've considered a crossbow for this reason. It's already "locked and loaded."
I switched to a crossbow and ground blind last year due to physically declining strength and balance. My compound grouping had opened up and out of respect to the animals hunted and my safety using a climber, I made the decision to switch to a crossbow and ground blind. It has been a good experience. I have taken 3 shots, 2 does and 1 hog, and all have been recovered within 40 yards. It has allowed me to continue to be a bowhunter, a sport I have loved for over 35 years. I still shoot my compound in my backyard range but not while hunting.