The Ultimate Guide and Reviews

How would one describe crossbow deer hunting?

It’s not just a sport, it’s a way of life.

Hunting for whitetail deer is the adrenaline rush of waiting for that trophy buck to move into shooting range, and either making the perfect shot in a sometimes imperfect situation, or the heartbreak when he spooks and takes off. You can find that if you have the best crossbow for the money on the market, it will make your shooting experience more exciting.

It’s the stillness of the woods, the rustling of the leaves, the waiting, the anticipation. Suddenly you see your trophy buck sneaking quietly through the brush.

It’s crunch time. You know that your decision at this moment will affect the outcome of this hunt.

How will you handle the decision? How will your hunt turn out?

This website brings you over 25 years of crossbow experience and over 35 years of deer hunting experience.

We will teach new hunters how to get started and help the experienced hunter down those trophy bucks!

From hunting advice to best crossbow and broadhead reviews to trail cams and butchering your own meat, within these pages, you’ll find all the information you’ll ever need.

It’s no secret that the more you know your hunting ground and how the deer travel through it, the better your chances are of bringing home the kill. So, you should use the best crossbow for deer hunting.

What Can We Do For You?

We can help you learn how to know your hunting spot better.

The signs to watch for, learning the deer’s routine, luring them in, we’ll cover it all!

From the basics of the equipment (Crossbow Broadhead, Bolt, Scope, Quiver, Case, Sight, etc.) you need, where to aim, and how to track a blood trail, to learn how and where to hunt according to the weather, the best positioning of tree stands, and to make a bow press.

We will show you how to do your own European mounts, how to raise dermestid beetles, make deer feeders, and even how to camouflage them! Along with some fantastic, yet simple, venison recipes! The premise is that you have to learn how to hunt with a crossbow.

Welcome to our way of life, and you will gain a lot!

Crossbow Reviews FAQ

Periodically questions come up about various crossbows. This page of hunting crossbow reviews are our opinion and we encourage you to share your question and opinions, also!

This Question Comes from Tim:

I just put a Stryker Strykezone 380 crossbow on layaway. Is this a good choice for hunting? I am having second thoughts, as I don’t know anything about x-bows and have hunted with compounds for years. And is this the best crossbow for women?

Any tips or advice on my dilemma?

Thanks, Tim

Our Reply:

Tim, I have not shot the new StrykeZone myself. I do know when they first came out there was a trigger issue. They recalled the bows claiming a “Trigger Upgrade”.

I happen to know for a fact, the bows were going off on their own. There were also some limb problems with the camo limbs. The ones with black limbs supposedly had no problems.

Bowtech has supposedly addressed all this and now has an ultimate bow for the money and speed you are getting. I myself am going to wait a year or so before I’d consider buying one. I had a Desert Stryker and couldn’t wait to sell it. And I have shot or owned about 80 crossbows (TenPoint Nitro 505, Barnett Whitetail Hunter II, Barnett Whitetail Pro STR, Excalibur Matrix GRZ 2, CenterPoint CP400, Wicked Ridge TenPoint Invader X4, Wicked Ridge RDX 400, PSE Thrive 400, TenPoint Turbo GT, Bear X Intense CD, CenterPoint Sniper 370, Barnett Jackal Package, TenPoint Turbo M1, Excalibur Micro Suppressor, Tenpoint Viper S400, Ravin R20, TenPoint Vapor RS470, Ravin R500, Axe AX405, etc.), but I hated this one. I have to tell you that StrykeZone is the best crossbow for beginners.

What is the Best Crossbow in 2023?

I currently own a couple of TenPoint and a Parker Tornado. The Parker Tornado is the best crossbow for the money I have ever spent. Although a little slower (330 fps) compared to the Stryker Strykezone, it is plenty fast for all bowhunting situations I have encountered.

Parker’s Customer Service is one of the best I have ever dealt with. Parker has a lifetime warranty. I had problems with a Parker Hurricane and they not only fixed it fast and free but also sent me free products for my troubles.

I have seen a few barely used Tornado’s going for $500-$575 on eBay recently. There is one on there brand new right now for $629 with free shipping. (as of March 2023)

Good luck with your choice and please let us know what you did choose and what you really think of it. As a side note, we tried to personally email you and the email kept bouncing back to us, so we hope you find your answer here! We will give you more information about the best crossbows under $500, $1000, $1500, $2000, $2500, $3000, $3500, $4000, $4500, $5000, etc.