Florida

State: 
FL 27° 39' 53.388" N, 81° 30' 56.7" W
Phone: 
850-488-3831

August 30, 2010.  Effective July 2011, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission passed a new rule which will extend   zonal crossbow seasons by a month.  The new rule adds 30 days to each crossbow season in zones A, B, and C, and adds 33 days in zone D, thereby coinciding with the archery season on private land only.

Delaware

State: 
DE 38° 48' 50.508" N, 75° 29' 52.98" W
Phone: 
302-739-9911

Crossbows legal during all deer seasons. Crossbows may be equipped with a scope. It is unlawful to transport a crossbow on or within any vehicle while the crossbow is in the cocked position. Deer may be hunted with crossbows provided hunter orange is displayed when it is also lawful to hunt deer with a gun.

Connecticut

State: 
CT 41° 36' 11.592" N, 73° 5' 15.9" W
Phone: 
860-424-3011

2013 Crossbows allowed in archery season. Check with state for detailed licensing requirements.

Colorado

State: 
CO 39° 15' 58.608" N, 105° 36' 2.124" W
Phone: 
303-297-1192

Crossbows legal for all hunters during gun seasons and for handicapped hunters during archery season.
Download: Accomodation Permit

California

State: 
CA 37° 11' 11.688" N, 119° 42' 25.308" W
Phone: 
916-445-0411

Arkansas

State: 
AR 35° 2' 52.764" N, 92° 25' 1.164" W
Phone: 
501-223-6300

 

Crossbows legal during archery seasons; must have minimum draw weight of 125 pounds and mechanical safety.

Arizona

State: 
AZ 34° 16' 47.676" N, 111° 43' 51.456" W
Phone: 
602-942-3000

Crossbows legal for handicapped hunters on a very restrictive permit basis, or for anyone during general firearms seasons.

Alaska

State: 
AK 64° 45' 53.136" N, 150° 59' 45.924" W
Phone: 
907-465-4190

Crossbows are illegal in bow-only areas, but can be used where guns and bows are legal weapons. Legal in archery season for handicapped hunters with an approved Methods and Means Exemption Form.

Alabama

State: 
AL 32° 52' 46.524" N, 86° 47' 31.164" W
Phone: 
334-242-3469

Crossbows legal for all persons during the entire deer hunting season.
Magnified scopes are now allowed on crossbows only.

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