The argument that xbows are helping to save the hunting tradition doesn't hold water. Statistically by the industry itself, sales of xbow were mostly crossovers from present bowhunters. And their sales, according to them, has pretty much gone stagnant. I don't mind if one chooses to hunt with them, so be it. As for its legal, there are lots of laws in affect that I don't support. I do know this, if the xbow is no more effective, then why did our bow kill jump by 10000 deer first year it went into affect in this state with same hunting numbers?? Loss of hunters? I've said it before but loss of the hunting community goes further than weapon of choice. If that were the case, we would have increased numbers already with all the extra seasons and more deer available in the last 30+ yrs. Loss of number is our change in a comradory of groups hunting together. No longer do I go hunt with my buddies as much, but lone go at it for a variety of reasons. My memories are not very often of a trophy taken, but of the times I've had with my friends. As with most things, those days are gone and I'll accept it to some extent. But please don't tell me that inlines, or compounds shooting 400 fps, or the damn xbow is the saving grace of the hunting community.