Course Outline

Because most of the immigrants to the New World were commoners and the crossbow was the sporting tool of nobility, the crossbow did not travel with the early settlers to North America. Instead, European settlers brought black powder firearms to protect and provide for their families.

  • During the late 1930s and the 1940s, archery pioneers began making their own bows and arrows, thus starting the bowhunting initiative that eventually led to the creation of our modern archery hunting seasons.
  • With the development of fiberglass for use in bow limbs and the development of the compound bow in the late 1960s, interest also began in developing a modern crossbow.
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