If you really want to ask me we need to go back to the long bow or revcurve for archery hunting. Then as far as a muzzleloader hunt we can bring back flint locks. I would go back to a matchlock but that would be too much of a hazard in dry woods.
Now as far as a crossbow I have shot them and they didn't do anything for me. The big difference is that when you have that 6x6 bull elk standing at 20 yards looking at you what can you hold up longer, a compound bow set at 70lbs with 50% let off or a crossbow with the bolt already held in place to where all you need to do is steady it untill the bull turns his head.
I agree that we shouldn't be argueing between ourselfs but lets get the hunts back to where they were intended to be. In my opinion if you want the shoot an inline during the muzzleloader hunt then shoot an inline with a patch and ball over loose powder and a percussion cap and no scope on it or using shotgun primers. The same for archery hunts. Lets do it to where the hunter has to hold the bow string back until he releases it.