Should we ever get our heads out of someplace south of our belly buttons, and the CB becomes a legal hunting tool in NY, we will see many positive developments.
But one in particular I predict will be this:
We will see the CB function as all methods do for many, in that they become stepping stones as we move through the various phases of our hunting careers.
As I and many other hunter ed instructors do we illustrate how the hunter can go through many phases- not all phases for everyone and not all in the same way but the journey is different for every hunter.
In the beginning it is for many, about shooting. Then as time goes on about being successful in terms of bag limits, and then sooner or later it comes down to method. As a lad I hunted small game with a shotgun. And then gravitated to squirrels with a .22 As for deer I now hunt deer with all legal implements in NY- shotgun, bow, and rifle.(I do not posses a handgun permit) There was a time I wouldn't have considered anything but the modern slug gun. I have increased my enjoyment because it became more than meat that I was after. After many twists in my outdoor journey I now hunt small game exclusively with a red-tailed hawk as a licensed falconer. It is for me the epitome of "method based hunting"
All that to say this. My journey is different from yours and the guy down the road. I think we will see the CB for many, to be another path on the journey. Some will love it their whole lives. Some will pass. Others I believe, will stumble onto the joys of other forms of archery- the recurve and the compound. Whatever the reason(s) it must be supported by the rest of the hunting community. Not doing so makes a mockery of what we all hold dear.
Any hunter not supporting the CB that also hunts with muzzleloader, consider how you would feel if a small number of loud, elitist smoke pole guys started yelling at you for using conicals, sabots and fiber optic sights. And tried to enact legislation to stop you?