In Pa you will have to have a Doctors note stating that you are incapable of drawing back a bow to be able to use crossbow during archery. You can however still use it during gun or mussleloader seasons but you may not use one during regular archery unless you have that note...You will need to file that with the PGC and get a "disabled" permit to utilize a crossbow during archery. Many states are like that and many arent. If memory serves its around 50/50 between those that allow crossbow during archery and those that require a dissability.
"Crossbows shall not be considered a long bow, recurve bow, or a compound bow. Permanently disabled persons in possession of an archery permit may use crossbows or locking draws while hunting deer, as permitted under KAR 115- 18-7, by application and special permit. Optical scopes or sights that project no visible light toward the target and do not electronically amplify visible or infrared light may be used."
Being a bowhunting I've always been fanatical about scent control. Whether it's sprays, carbon clothing etc. I've tried it. The best thing that I have found for eliminating human scent is Betadine. It's been used in hospitals and homes for decades as a defense against infections on minor scrapes and burns. It can typically be found near the pharmacy in any of the major "one stop shop" stores, and a bottle will last multiple hunting seasons.
Before every hunt possible I...