I read an article today that reinvigorated my energy. It was from a bow hunter from Pennsylvania who had recently changed his stance on crossbows
. It was refreshing because of the fact that he (like many who initially despise crossbows) realized that they are not at all what he had thought. I find that this is more often than not the case for people that are not familiar with the crossbow.
He goes onto say that the general consensus from him and his buddies was that people who use crossbows tend to shoot them at great distances. This caused them to think of hunters (that were not disabled) who use a crossbow, as being inferior. The vertical bow hunter previously mentioned that another of his gripes was that you didn't have to hold the crossbow at full draw.
He then states that this caused him to get a mental picture of a poacher. Now I understand that this might seem like the logical conclusion to draw because of the sheer power of crossbows and the fundamental way that they are built. Theoretically, they can shoot faster and farther, but just because they have the potential does not mean that people are in fact using them in this manner, and that is the point that I am trying to make. Just because you can, does not mean that you will.
The thing that got my energy back up was that as this bow hunter got older, he ended up realizing that everything that he thought ended up being incorrect. He came to this conclusion after one of the hunters he admired most hit the field with a crossbow. He had known this man for many years, and knew that no matter what weapon this man was shooting, he would never take the shots that he pictured crossbow shooters taking. Then, he started to notice the similarities between vertical bow hunters and crossbow hunters. Finally he ended up getting himself an crossbow for sale
. That why I always tell my friends, "don't knock it till you try it."