If you are an avid bow hunter in Illinois, don’t kid yourself, you have thought a time or two about taking advantage of the new crossbow laws. In case you haven’t heard:
Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation allowing expanded use of crossbows during the Illinois archery deer and fall archery wild turkey hunting seasons. A legally permitted archery hunter may use a crossbow from the second Monday following Thanksgiving through the end of the archery hunting seasons. For the upcoming season, those dates are Dec. 3, 2012 through Jan. 20, 2013. Illinois law continues to allow use of a crossbow throughout the entire archery season by persons age 62 or older and handicapped persons who are issued crossbow permits by the IDNR. [More information available: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/news/Pages/IllinoisCrossbowLawChange.aspx]
The Barnett Jackal Crossbow should be your number one pick! It has all the features you need to get the full experience of being a crossbow hunter without the price tag. No need to worry about going out and buying bolts or a quiver. The Jackal comes as a packaged deal with 3 arrows, 3 – 20″ arrows with field points for each, and Barnett’s premium red dot sight. Fully loaded at a mere 7.7lbs and still firing away at 315 FPS…yeah, you’ll want a Jackal.