The Illinois House approved a bill that would let hunters use crossbows during archery season.
Sponsor Jerry Costello says the weapon is more humane than a longbow.
"Many times, people who use a longbow don't practice enough and they end up wounding a lot more animals," he says. "A crossbow is typically more accurate. It has the action of a gun, it has a scope and a trigger. In my opinion, it's a more ethical harvesting of game."