I manage public land in one of those counties you stated earlier. I get complaints weekly on noise and light pollution from bowfishers.It wasn't an argument. It was a statement, an observation. I have seen more people bowfishing than I have seen crossbows period.
Light pollution. For real. Light pollution. Turn the light off your polluting the nanometers.
Jesus, it's nature, we just supposed to fricken sit here and look at it? Christ almighty.
They are there for a purpose, and some of those are to hunt, fish, camp, view, whatever.
Enjoy your stick and stone hunting.