I’ve seen over the years some very cruel and out right horrible things said about people using Crossbows, weather on FB hunting groups or on message boards etc.... Won’t get into all of them but the 1 thing I always heard more then anything else is how the Crossbow gives you a advantage for distance unlike that of the Vertical Bow and it’s pretty much a Gun and bluh bluh bluh...and should have its own season and many many more . Again stop giving opinions on something you haven’t attempted yourself. Well, to yesterday which here in Pa is gun season at this time, I always go out with the Bow and up till last season it was always the Vertical (as till last season didn’t own a Crossbow) so my 11yr son and I are in the Ground Blind and we no less then seen 25 deer throughout the day and at 1 point we seen 11 does together in a bachelorette group and they were 56yds (he ranged them for me) dead in front of us and boy did I want to shoot but with the brush and all in front anymore then a 35yd shot was not a guarantee and I didn’t want to chance it, specially with him with me. Well, I learned yesterday (but have known since purchasing this Crossbow) that while the Crossbow may give you a advantage in distances a bit better then a Vertical it still isn’t a gun (still have to have shooting lanes and know your range) and as I’ve always known people just like to put down things they know nothing about and love to pile on with the masses with opinions to fall in line with the majority. To close when my Wife and I purchased this Crossbow for my Son last yr I never would have expected the love affair I too have for this thing... so much so that I have used it in Ground-Blinds through out the lease by myself while he was in school and have found myself drawn to sitting in the Blind more so then in the stands we have on the lease. This off season I will be purchasing me 1 to add to my aresenal for next season instead of burrowing his...and knowing me will probably be using it more then my Compound. Also, I’m fully capable of using my Vertical bow and thankfully at this point don’t have any limitations with body issues just have the desire to add something that is fully legal in most if not all States to Hunt with.