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Who are these new hunters?

Crossbows extending seasons for aging, ailing and even firearms hunters

Updated: September 30, 2010, 2:38 PM ET
By Joe Keller | ESPNOutdoors.com

Industry experts indicate that the bulk of the hunters picking up a crossbow for the first time are firearm hunters looking to extend their season.

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The second largest demographic is most likely older hunters who cannot or don't care to draw a longbow, recurve or compound bow any more. These are experienced hunters who can continue to enjoy their sport by simply switching tools.

"I respect and now love crossbows," said Dr. Doug Hahn ...

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