I am a whitetail hunter from Connecticut and I primarily hunt private land by permission but understand the importance of public land and wish we had more in the east. Regardless of my background here in CT our archery deer season on private land in zone 11 runs from September 15 through the end of January (it coincides with rifle and muzzleloader in November and December). The laws have just changed this year or last to allow crossbows during the archery season. I disagree with this change because of what I'm seeing in the woods... Guys don't practice and take long shots (up to 80yrds) which are inappropriate in my mind. I am a compound archer and I limit general shot to 40 yards in the deer woods 50 in the perfect conditions although I am capable of a 60 yard kill based on my target shooting. I practice often and feel that crossbows take the integrity and preparation out of archery season (although I recognize traditional archers may say the same of compound archers). Do your states and areas allow crossbow hunting? If not would you agree to allowing them during archery season, would it be more appropriate to have a separate season or allow them for those with disabilities? Thoughts?