March 10, 2009
Discussion Topic: On Crossbows For 50-Year-Olds
By Dave Hurteau
From Michigan’s The Grand Rapids Press:
The door is now officially open. Able-bodied hunters, 50 years and older, can hunt with crossbow next fall during the early bowhunting deer season.
Much to the surprise of traditional bowhunters, who opposed the move, . . . [t]he proposal was more liberal than expected. It has been discussed for five months by a special subcommittee. The threshold age for able-bodied adults was dropped from 65 to 50 over the last month, changing its focus from assisting seniors to opening the door considerably wider.
What do you think? Would you rather have Michigan’s new crossbow rules or Pennsylvania’s, where crossbows are now legal for all hunters during archery seasons?