I'm from East Central IL. I hunt with an Excalibur Phoenix and a TenPoint Turbo GT. I've hunted with a crossbow for a few years now after applying for and receiving a disabled archery permit from IL (now a mute point here in IL). As for being pro or anti crossbow, I don't care what archery tool someone hunts with but the elitist attitudes displayed by certain vertical bow archers really irks me. Not much else to say other than I hope I can contribute to the forum having several years of experience under my belt.