Nebraska

State: 
NE 41° 29' 33.144" N, 99° 54' 6.516" W
Phone: 
402-471-0641

Crossbows are legal archery equipment for big game (deer, antelope, elk, turkey & bighorn sheep).

Montana

State: 
MT 46° 52' 46.848" N, 110° 21' 45.252" W
Phone: 
406-444-2535

Crossbows legal only during gun seasons. No provision for handicapped hunters.

Missouri

State: 
MO 37° 57' 51.3" N, 91° 49' 54.588" W
Phone: 
573-751-4115

Crossbows for handicapped archers by permit and during firearms season.

Mississippi

State: 
MS 32° 21' 16.812" N, 89° 23' 54.708" W
Phone: 
601-432-2400

Crossbows allowed for all in archery season. Check with state for detailed licensing requirements

Minnesota

State: 
MN 46° 11' 42.144" N, 94° 47' 24.144" W
Phone: 
888-646-6367 or 651-296-6157

Crossbows legal for handicapped hunters by permit.  Also legal for anyone during firearms season and Turkey and Bear seasons.

Michigan

State: 
MI 43° 48' 10.152" N, 84° 40' 57.432" W
Phone: 
517-373-1263

August 17, 2010, Effective immediately, crossbow regulations have expanded for hunters statewide.
The crossbow regulation changes include the following:

Massachusetts

State: 
MA 42° 24' 25.956" N, 71° 22' 56.784" W
Phone: 
508-389-6300

Crossbows may be used by certain permanently handicapped persons by permit only.

Maryland

State: 
MD 39° 2' 44.7" N, 76° 38' 28.572" W
Phone: 
1-877-620-8367 (in state) or 410-260-8367 (out of state)

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife and Heritage Service now allows crossbows to be used to hunt any game species during any open season where a vertical bow may be used (excluding waterfowl and certain furbearers). This would permit the use of a crossbow during the entire deer bow season in all counties.  Minimum draw weight is 75-pounds, telescopic sights are permitted and the crossbow must have a working safety. 

Maine

State: 
ME 44° 59' 45.168" N, 69° 6' 53.964" W
Phone: 
207-287-8000

2013 Crossbows legal in archery for all game EXCEPT deer. Deer hunting allowed with a crossbow in firearms season

Louisiana

State: 
LA 30° 16' 40.944" N, 91° 49' 25.428" W
Phone: 
225-765-2350

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission now has the ability to establish a bow and arrow only season, and a bow and arrow and crossbow season in special deer hunting seasons. 

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