So for those people that wish to experience the 18th century colonial lifestyle and carry some form of hunting tool other than a gun, I have been doing a little research on what hunting tools were available from the early to mid 18th century.
The Stone Bow. This crossbow was designed to fire stones or the round lead balls used in muzzle-loading guns.
An 18th century German made crossbow for shooting crossbow bolts. Note the strong resemblance to a musket stock.
Woodland Indian style flat bows and arrows.