I hope you find an answer(s) to your question, so you are not "busted" anymore.Your crossbow when hunting out of a lockon. I’m use to bow hunting and I always put it right beside me, but I was busted a few times last year with the crossbow
I mainly hunt from lock on and some of the places I hunt in Kansas they can be under you in seconds. And I hunt from day break till dark usuallyI hope you find an answer(s) to your question, so you are not "busted" anymore.
These days I hunt exclusively from the ground, but I always have at least one hand on my weapon at all times, unless nature calls for urgent business.