Ok, I stand corrected. So a "strong" crossbow is a 40 yard weapon rather than an 80 yard weapon. Like I said, I don't know much about a crossbow, but I do "know" about how to get along with people and get them to be "agreeable" if it's possible.
I'm sure you know of an "ambush spot" in your woods that will put you within "40 yards" of the deer so set up in that "spot" & STILL use that relatively silent cross-bow on the deer. That will make your BOSS happy and your neighbors will stop making complaints about you shooting a high-powered rifle around their homes.
Just wondering... have you gone to EACH of your neighbors and EXPLAINED that you are not only an experienced hunter, but a VERY CAREFUL one and you are ALWAYS very careful NOT to shoot in the direction of ANY home or dwelling (like a barn with stock in it)?!? Doing so might ease your neighbor's minds considerably and cause them to worry less (or not-at-all) about you firing a high-powered rifle near their homes.
Sometimes what one has a "right" to do doesn't always mean they should do it without being considerate and looking at the situation from the other man's viewpoint. How would you feel if I were firing one of my center-fire rifle near YOUR house and you didn't know how careful I was being about the direction in which I was shooting?!?
Of course, you COULD blast away with your magnum at dawn and "show them who's boss", but then, YOUR BOSS might decide he doesn't need YOU, as an employee, as much as he needs those 10 votes, assuming your 5 neighbors each have a wife who would vote the same as her husband! If that happened, then you could spend your deer-hunting time looking for a new job instead of hunting deer.
Unfortunately, a center-fire rifle's bullet, even when fired within a man's own woods, might very well travel OUTSIDE his woods and onto someone's else's property... or through the walls of someone else's home. Maybe that's what your neighbors are worried about, eh?
Last time I checked, discretion was STILL the better part of valor... and being a "good neighbor" usually gets a man a LOT further than doing as he pleases, regardless of how it effects his neighbors and/or makes them feel.
Strength & Honor...