Re: crossbow hunting in the rain
I'm with Tom and Pappy on this one whether hunting with a bow or crossbow. Hunting in the rain means you'll have to carefully dry out your equipment after the hunt to avoid any long-term adverse effect but, more importantly, hunting in the rain typically means lower visibility to make a clean shot and some effect on strings and arrow flight which can result in a poor hit or a lost blood trail. For me personally, it's not worth the risk of losing an animal. Unless it's a very light misty rain, I stay home and wait until I'm sure the rain's done or go hunt ducks if the season's in.
The older I get, the stronger gravity becomes.