You see these posts on the Crossbow forum that are really starting to anger me. There is no reason for anyone on this sight or this forum to make any excuses why took a deer with a crossbow. You need not say you got hurt... you made a good shot, you recovered the animal. There is no reason to lessen the experience because you feel others will accept the fact you used a Crossbow because you have a limitation. This site and other debated this issue over an over and I am not trying to start any long debate with compound users (I am one), traditional bow hunters, or crossbow hunters. I use a compound, and a crossbow. What bothers me is that it is still considered a lesser weapon, an easier weapon, etc... You need not make excuses. Each weapon has its own issues when hunting and that too has been debated over an over... just enjoy your success.