I understand that the game commission looked at it as extra money income but did they realize or have they realized what is going on. I really wonder how many new hunters it actually brought in or if it it just transitioned bow hunters to cross bow hunters. My concern and one that I have had to many occassions to see and here about is the # of wounded deer being shot by crossbow hunters and not recovered. Its my experience that the majority of them BUT NOT ALL either were bow hunters who never practiced and were looking for an easy way out. They sight the crossbow in never practice and go out and wound deer and wonder why. Even put it away for the year grab it opening day the next year and say its like a rifle The scope is sighted in and its ready to go. I think it was a money maker but at the expence of our deer hurd and the loss of more respect from the non hunting community. To anyone using one that is doing there process of prctice this is not intended for you as there are many ethical cross bow hunters out there. I just wish the others would get on board with you.