Understand 'some' of the area folks purchased cross bows. No sound (other than 'thunk') but the 'dart' will drop them in their tracks. Must be messy as all heck bleeding, et. al. the darn things in your garage. But a lot of meat. "In season" probably just take it to your butcher and have him cut and wrap for your freezer.
A 'big brown eyed' thing I guess ....