Sitting still for long periods of time allowing the animals to come past you is one preferred method of bowhunting. Sitting still during the cooler late season requires additional clothing layers to keep warm. Bulky clothing interferes with strings and form on that of compound or traditional bow. With a crossbow, bulky clothing or gloves/mitts are not an issue. Additionally, since a crossbow is preloaded before a hunter gets cold, muscles are not required to energize the bow.