It was very clearly answered. Because not everyone wants to do the same thing. So, an able bodied person can enjoy hunting with any weapon they choose. Your presumption is that people choose to shoot a crossbow because it is easier. That is an illogical conclusion and only fits a percentage of those that hunt with a crossbow. Also, a crossbow is inherently more accurate than someone with a vertical bow. So, even if some nimrod wants to take pot shots at wild animals, statistically they are going to have more success with the crossbow. I find it easier to get into position for the shot with a vertical bow, but once in position, the crossbow is much more accurate. If and when you ever hunt with one, you will understand exactly what I am talking about. I hope for your sake, that you don't have to use one for a very long time. I don't have to deflect, I have killed deer with both styles of bow and know exactly how they handle in hunting situations. And by the way, my crossbow sounds like a .22 going off. Anything but quiet. But, I know you were only trying to belittle my comment about crippling. So be it. Enjoy your weekend, I am out of here early to go enjoy a beautiful day at the cabin.