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.
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.
2013 Crossbows allowed in archery season. Check with state for detailed licensing requirements.
Crossbows legal for all hunters during gun seasons and for handicapped hunters during archery season.
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Crossbows legal during archery seasons; must have minimum draw weight of 125 pounds and mechanical safety.
Crossbows legal for handicapped hunters on a very restrictive permit basis, or for anyone during general firearms seasons.
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.
Crossbows legal for all persons during the entire deer hunting season.
Magnified scopes are now allowed on crossbows only.