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The crossbow dilemma...


November 24, 2020

Seventy-seven year old Chuck Stelzner harvested this buck near Viola with a crossbow this fall.

Hello friends,

This week's column will come out just before Wisconsin's deer gun season opens and my guess is that it will start a few conversations at deer camps throughout the state.

Until this fall, I have never given a moment's thought to using a crossbow to hunt whitetail deer and this past October I had something happen on the final day of an 8-day bow hunt that has me doing some thinking.

I was in a tree on a remote canoe, hunting and camping trip, it was 22-degrees and a good buck...

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