I have never hunted with a crossbow, and don't know anyone who does. When hunting with a crossbow, when do you cock it? It seems like there is too much movement to do it when the deer is present. Does cocking it beforehand and leaving it in a cocked position while hunting weaken the bow? I know you can't dry fire the thing, so do you shot the bow into the ground after you are through hunting? Do you take the broad head off, and put the practice tip back on before doing so? Sorry for my ignorance.