Crossbows Selling Like Hot Cakes

Mainly Due to Law Changes

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The archery bow hunting season has begun in both Minnesota and Wisconsin and it’s causing some local retailers to see an uptick in business.

In particular, crossbows have been flying off the shelves.

One business owner said a big reason why is they are more practical for hunters compared to traditional vertical bows, which take much more practice to use them.

“Guys my age that are buying them are the guys that are super busy; got young kids – kids that are in sports; stuff like that,” said Randy Graber, owner of Custom Archery and Outdoors in Superior. “Their lives are really busy and they don’t have time to practice.”

Another big reason why crossbows sales are up is due to some law changes.

Before in Wisconsin, you had to be disabled to buy one, but now anyone can. In Minnesota, anyone now over age 60, can also buy one.

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