If this year is any indication, the pro-crossbow movement seems to be gaining momentum. First, Wisconsin passed a law that allowed any person 65 years or older to hunt with a crossbow during the regular archery season. Then it liberalized restrictions for a number of counties, mainly around heavily populated cities such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. But the biggest news came from Georgia, which became the first state in nearly 25 years to legalize crossbows for non-handicapped persons during the archery season, thus joining Arkansas, Wyoming and Ohio as the only states that currently recognize crossbows as bowhunting gear. Only six states regard the crossbow as an illegal hunting tool for any person, in any season. And virtually all the rest have legislation that allows crossbows to be used during the firearms season or during the archery season by the physically impaired.