Effective Distances for Crossbow Deer Hunters

Debate is rampant about crossbows and distances for deer hunting despite the ample opportunity for hunters to use targets, specific ranges and crossbows to figure out what’s what.

Of course, personal ethics also dictate how far bowhunters will shoot whether it’s with a traditional bow, compound bow or crossbow. That personal ethic along with knowing your bow’s range combined with each situation — from a stand, blind, angle, vegetation, sight lines and so forth — all come into play.

Avid whitetail crossbow hunter Sabrina Simon of Ohio reveals which distance is considered the maximum for shooting at deer while crossbow hunting. Hint: It’s a lot closer than you might think.


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