Skip while I appreciate the fact you enjoy hunting trophy deer, I must say not all deer hunters care about shooting a trophy deer. I have hunted whitetails in Iowa since 1968 so I remember the days when just seeing a deer that day was an event. I also own my own land and put in food plots, plant trees and try to improve the land for all wildlife not just deer. I would venture to say few deer hunters have your passion for trophy hunting, they just want to deer hunt and there is NOTHING wrong with either group. To each their own. I like venison so I deer hunt it's that simple. As far as the woods being taken over by crossbow hunters, I have my doubts that you would see a 40% increase. Even so it still take much more than using a crossbow to be successful at taking trophy whitetails as you well know. I totally respect your passion for trophy hunting and wish you all the success in the world. I think the ONE thing we have to worry about regarding our deer herd in Iowa is the taking of too many does every year. As long as we continue to slaughter does the numbers are going to drop. It's up to the deer hunters to back off and let them walk.