Bowhunters in general know the importance and value of shooting their bows throughout the entire year. Becoming intimate with one’s equipment is essential for consistent success. It is unfortunate that all too often bowhunters hang up their bow at the end of the season, and it collects dust until the following season.
Crossbow hunters are finally being offered the same opportunities as their vertical counterparts—in both hunting and equipment options. Not too long ago equipment options were so limited for crossbow hunters, hunting anything outside of the traditional deer seasons were an impossibility.Thankfully times are a changing.
Today there are many options available for the year round crossbow enthusiast. Special small game heads and various accessory products are being manufactured and marketed for crossbow specific hunters. The days of mixing and matching vertical archery equipment to meet our crossbow hunting needs are long gone.
Crossbow hunters can now hunt many non-game species in the off season such as: rabbits, groundhogs, squirrels, fish and a host of other animals to keep our hunting and shooting skills honed. One of the past problems that crossbow shooters frequently encountered while trying to spend a day afield in the off season shooting stumps and small game was dealing with the high poundage associated with crossbows.
It didn’t take long to realize that breaking arrows and lodging them in stumps for eternity was a real and expensive problem. Manufacturers are starting to address this problem by offering lower poundage crossbows made specifically for small game and fish. Blunt points are also now available for crossbows so a fun day of stump shooting is even an option.
With more equipment options available to today’s crossbow hunters there’s no reason to let your crossbow collect dust in the off season. Pick up your bow and participate. There’s nothing better than enjoying the sport of crossbow hunting 365 days a year!Shop the hottest deals in hunting at Sportsman's Guide >