Archery deer season is underway in Illinois, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is reporting that it's been a great season so far. One change to this season's deer season, is that hunters can use crossbows to hunt throughout the archery deer season.
Ed Cross is with the IDNR, and appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show. Cross says the fall and winter is a busy time of the year for their offices, and that the archery deer season is off to a good start.
New to the archery deer season this year, hunters can now add crossbows to the gear they bring out to the deer stand. Cross says there was a large demand for the change.
Cross also mentioned how crossbow use can also lead to more youth joining in on the hunt, as it's easier for them to participate than with a traditional bow.