So, only 17 percent supported everyone, according to the survey, and even if you add the two most popular repsonses together, you still only get 40 percent for something that is close to everyone, when combined. But the article states this false information STILL...LEGAL AGE FOR CROSSBOW USE
► Participants were asked what age group(s) should be legal for crossbow use. The
majority of all respondents chose age 17 and older (23%); the second favored
response was all ages (17%).
If the case is really that good for this weapon to replace the bow season, why are they still not telling the truth? Why not just be honest if you have a good case?In 2007, the state surveyed its hunters, and 73 percent said they favored allowing crossbows for everyone.
[down]and help younger kids get started
majority of all respondents chose age 17 and older
its not about management anymore once again he's a liar"If it puts more people in the field, then that's good," said Larry Herrighty, assistant director of the state Division of Fish and Wildlife. "This isn't just a recreational issue; it's a deer management issue."
Ed Markowski, the vice president of the New Jersey Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, said the organization lobbied hard to expand the use of crossbows.
I liked to say I never said "WE" I said "SOME" like to call it a Cross-Gun as it has more characteristics inline with a Gun style weapon then that of a Bow, a crossbow is cocked, loaded and ready to go. a regular bow isn't ready until you draw the arrow [eyeroll] But other then that it's not a bad article"We like to call them a 'cross gun,' " said Paul E. Campbell, a Garfield resident who is the regional representative of the United Bow Hunters of New Jersey. "A crossbow is cocked, loaded and ready to go. A regular bow isn't ready until you draw the arrow."
Herrighty said the decline in the ranks of bow hunters has been noticeable. Fifteen years ago, the Division of Fish and Wildlife sold about 50,000 bow hunting permits a year; last year, that figure was down to about 35,000, he said.
Wrong. If you already hold an Archery Hunters Ed card you need nothing else and need no additional training. The article says exactly that.WRONG you have to take a hunters safety course and pass a test just like with any bow
So you think it's okay that they continue to put out false information, and jeapordize the reputation and credibility of the Division, to justify the crossbow change?I see some guys just cant let go