Here's my situation: I turkey hunt with my 870 and I've deer hunted with a rifle in the past. Due to time constraints, I've always found it hard to make it out deer and turkey hunting during the short seasons in KY. Since bow season is so much longer (4+ months for deer) I thought I'd give it a shot. Now the problem: I had shoulder surgery two months ago, with another "clean-up" procedure scheduled for later this summer. I was able to get a 55 lbs draw bow back last week without too much pain, but the 70 lbs model made my shoulder burn like it was on fire. The guy at Bass Pro suggested I look at crossbows. I've heard some negative chatter about crossbow hunting, along the lines of it being for "little girls." A friend from Michigan even said that unless you were handicapped or a senior, it was severly frowned upon. So here's my question: Is the negative stigma widespread? How would my fellow hunters feel if I posted a pic of a nice 8-point with a crossbow draped across it? Is it cheating? Thanks in advance for any replies.