Hey Dep, what do you think their reasoning is for not allowing you to use a conventional bow once you switch to a crossbow??? This makes no sense to me. Here in Illinois a crossbow could only be used by someone with a verified medical condition that would impede a person's ability to draw a conventional bow. The law was like that for years until about 2 years ago, then they changed it to allow anyone 62 and older to use an Xbow, and now just in the last few weeks they've passed a new law that allows ANYONE regardless of age the use of an Xbow, but only after the first two firearm weekends. The medical permits and the 62 or older can still use them all season. I personally think that the big insurance companies' lobbyists are behind all this, they want all the deer gone.