June 18, 2012
Sure, politics and religion will always be earthquakes of argument, but unless you've been hiding out in a cave (or the modern equivalent: a luxurious, walled compound near a Pakistani military training facility), you're aware the hunting world has a rumble of its own. Yep, crossbow hunting has been a 9.0 on sportsmen's Richter scales for years. Some hunters love them. And some hate them. Very passionately.
It's not all gloomy, though, and the aftershocks of anger are growing quieter by the year as more states allow their use and naysayers realize they don't fire broadhead-tipped bullets at supersonic velocities. Crossbows are just plain fun and are an exciting and challenging way to extend your hunting season. So grab your seismograph, because we've assembled nine of the newest and baddest venison-skewering crossbows on the market and compared them head to head. Now you can decide which crossbow is perfect for your hunting endeavors.
The Essentials Gear Box.
Our editors have hand-picked these essential pieces of gear to make you a more successful hunter when you hit the game trails this season.