You can call it "Jumping the gun" , or you could look at it as being prepared.
By introducing it NOW into the Hunter Ed program, everyone that graduates now, has a working knowledge of Crossbow usage and safety, for when they ARE approved.
Isn't that the Safer way to go ?
I don't believe they are able to take the field test with a CrossBOW until they are "approved" .
Question is, how are some of the Bow instructors (that are RABIDLY against Xbows) going to react when they actually have to Touch one and TEACH their use. Most,I'm sure, with handle it professionally, but I'd like to be a fly on the wall watching the others. Kinda like seeing a Vampire get Holy Water poured on his hands ! [eek]
And if they were to have not been approved, what was the problem. There are plenty of Handicap shooters that would have been reading the manual and seeing the Crossbow info, and benefiting from it.