Can I use a crossbow in a muzzleloader only season? If not why It is a lesser weapon

Answer: 

It states in the Big Game Rules: During a muzzleloader-only season, it is illegal to pursue or kill a big game animal with any firearm, muzzleloading pistol, or weapon other than a muzzleloading rifle or musket. 
A crossbow isn't considered a "lesser weapon" according to Fish and Game rules.
 

Answered on: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 3:41 PM MST