where are crossbows allowed during regular archery seasons?

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where are crossbows allowed during regular archery seasons?

Post by njxbow » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:45 pm

i was wondering which states or provinces allow crossbows during regular archery seasons. i would like to take my crossbow on a trip instead of a rifle or muzzleloader.

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Post by Kelley » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:48 pm

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Post by Woody Williams » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:50 pm

State Regulations on Crossbow Usage

(14 states) Allow crossbows use in archery season by everyone (including non-physically challenged individuals) in one form or another.

The following is the breakdown of that crossbow usage in archery season:

(9 states) Wyoming, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio and South Carolina allow crossbows for everyone the entire archery season.

(4 States) Indiana, Florida, Kentucky and Maryland allow crossbows to be used by everyone during a portion of the archery season.

(1 state) Pennsylvania allows crossbows to be used by everyone in archery season in urban areas.

(17 states) Washington, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, North Carolina, West Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Vermont allow physically challenged hunters to use a crossbow in archery season. These states do not allow any of the physically challenged hunters to use any other type of hunting tool during the archery season.

(13 states) California, Alaska, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Delaware, New Hampshire and Maine allow crossbow use in the firearms season.

(3 states) Illinois (62), Mississippi (65) and Wisconsin (65) and allow non-physically challenged hunters to use a crossbow at a certain age.

(2 states) Nevada and Oregon do not allow the use of crossbows for any reason.

(1 state) new York the crossbow is illegal except those that can not wiggle one finger and have to use a breath tube trigger

As of June 28, 2008 - Subject to change at any time...
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Post by mdcrossbow » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:57 pm

WW Md has a 2 week season in Oct and then again in Jan. But with a disability all season.

You want to come hunt Md let me know.

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Post by dick195252 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:05 pm

Tennessee it is legal :D :D
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Post by njxbow » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:45 pm

thanks to all for the info, there's some real nice out of state possibilities. and starting with the 2009/2010 deer seasons, new jersey's archery seasons will be open to crossbows which is great considering that in my area of the state, bow season starts in september and runs pretty much to the end of february.

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Post by mikej » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:24 pm

crossbows are legal in ontario

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Post by FredBear » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:40 am

OH-IO! September to February.

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