Crossbows legal for handicapped hunters by permit.
Effective September 1, 2011, the following new regulations will go into effect:
- Crossbows are now legal for hunters during the rifle season.
Crossbows are now legal for all hunters during primitive weapons season.
Note: Crossbows used during the primitive weapons season may NOT be equipped with optics that have any magnification. Only scopes and red dots with 1x magnification may be used during the primitive weapons season.
Effective August 1, 2010, allows the use of crossbows anytime bow and arrows are legal weapons. Crossbows must have a minimum draw weight of 150-pounds.
2013 Legislation was not passed, crossbow use expired in 2013 with the sunset bill. Back to the handicap laws as prior to 2011
Crossbow use is allowed by Certified Mobility Impaired Hunters during all hunts. Crossbows may now be used in "Any Legal Sporting Arm" or Muzzleloader" hunts unless otherwise restricted.
Crossbows are legal in any bow and arrow hunting season and other hunting seasons for all species where the use of bow and arrow is allowed. Crossbows must have a minimum draw weight of 75 pounds and a minimum stock length of 25 inches.
Crossbows legal for handicapped hunters by permit. Legal for all hunters to take a deer in firearms season. Legal for all hunters on Long Island in Moultonborough with Long Island Deer Permit. Crossbow hunters must purchase a crossbow hunting permit.
Crossbows may only be used for hunting big game during an "Any Legal Weapon" hunt. Crossbows are not allowed for archery hunts. Crossbows must have a minimum 125-pound draw weight, minimum draw length of 14-inches from front of bow to nocking point, minimum 18-inch stock and a positive mechanical safety. Arrows must be minimum 16-inches and have a broadhead.
Crossbows are legal archery equipment for big game (deer, antelope, elk, turkey & bighorn sheep).
Crossbows legal only during gun seasons. No provision for handicapped hunters.
Crossbows for handicapped archers by permit and during firearms season.