I was born and lived in MI for 50 yrs. I was partly resposible for the passage of the handicap crossbow legislation. I must say I never thought I'd see the day they would be included with the reg bow season. Just shows anything is possible. Other states will come onboard eventually. I now reside in Iowa. I have severe curvature of the spine. I started out with a recurve back in the day, but soon had pain in a sport that was supposed to be fun. Crossbows like all weapons have thier drawbacks,,,and limitations. My young friend has a souped up Recurve,,with all the gadgets on it and it is whisper quiet. You can'y say that for a X-bow. And,,deer CAN,,outjump the T_W_A_N_G,,,.I think another reason Officials have changed their tune. The archery pop is getting older,,dropping out of bow season,,,less revenue. More $$$$$, if you can keep the old guys huntin!