Study Shows Michigan Crossbow Hunters Have Doubled Since 2009 February 5, 2013

Michigan Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

...  A decade-long national trend toward the liberalization of crossbow-hunting regulations has resulted in an explosion of crossbow sales.... Crossbow opponents, meanwhile, invariably predict that allowing crossbows will result in a horde of marauding hunters rushing into the woods and killing every deer in sight. As a result, they say, archery seasons will have to be curtailed and the number of available deer tags will have to be significantly reduced....

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