And just when was this handicap only for crossbows ? I don't think you have your facts correct . Just my opinion but I think if you closed crossbows season or just made it a few weeks you would just have more compound hunters out there . people want the longer season . And as the crossbow is a easier tool shooting a compound bow of today is just not that hard . I have seen people that have never shot a bow in there life go get a new bow have it set up and fitted then spend twenty minutes with a bow tech person on the range and be shooting in the ten ring at 20 yards . I do agree that the state went way to far with the doe slaughter of the past .