Re: Question about crossbow I just bought??!!
You must shoot it to unload it with the exception of a very few bows. Excaliburs being one of them.
Buy a cheap bag target and shoot a field tipped arrow into it when the hunt is over. Sometimes, if I am hunting till dark, I will shoot my junk arrow into the ground. I just don't like carrying a cocked crossbow around for very long. Something about those limbs and the power in them that makes me cautious.
I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!