New York's Grassroots Archery and Hunting Organization comprised and financed solely by Sportsmen/women, including Bowhunters, former Bowhunters, State and Local Sportsmen Organizations, County Sportsmen Federations, New York Archery and Sporting Equipment Retailers
Together We WILL Succeed!

Contact The Following Legislators TODAY!!!
Contact them in the following order

Assembly EnConChairman
Steve Englebright 518-455-4804 LOB 623, Albany, NY 12248
Speaker of the Assembley
Carl Heastie 518-455-3791 LOB 932, Albany, NY 12247
Senate EnCon Chairman
Todd Kaminsky 518-455-3401 LOB 307, Albany, NY 12247
Senate Majority Leader
Andrea Stewart Cousins 518-455-2715 Capitol Building, Room 330
Albany, NY 12247
Assembly Bill Sponsor Carrie Woerner 518-455-5404 LOB 502, Albany, NY 12248
Senate Bill Sponsor John Mannion 518-455-3511 LOB 814, Albany, NY 12248

Important Legislator Contacts

Crossbow Language was NEVER Part of the 2022 budget.
NYCC is promoting Crossbow Bills A1299 & S7747 !

We received word that Senator Mannion introduced S7747, which is the same as Woerner A 1299 Bill. These Bills will:
1) Change Crossbow use from Muzzleloader Privilege to Archery Privilege;
2) Allow 55 and older to use Crossbow in the entire Archery Season;
3) Allow crossbow use for 16 to 54 yo in Archery Season with Dr Certification;
4) Allow all Jr Hunters to use a crossbow beginning at age 12;
5) Reduce crossbow discharge setback from dwellings from 250 to 150 ft;
6) Remove arbitrary 17" width and 200 lb max draw weight restrictions.

This does not change the 10 day northern zone and 14 day southern zone season crossbow seasons for those between 16 & 54 that do not qualify for the disability exenption.

We have been asked by the Bill Sponsors, who are pushing for Full Inclusion of Crossbows and the removal of arbitrary width and draw weight restrictions, to collect short Video Testomonials they can share with others in Albany to help them gain support from other legislators.

View other Crossbow Support Videos on our

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Please consider sending us a short 30 second video. List your name, where you live, how long you have been bowhunting and why you support including crossbows in archery season and arbitrary restrictions on width and draw weight.

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Join or Renew your 2022 Membership Today and Help NYCC work to get Crossbows Classified as Archery Equipment!

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2021 Wall of Fame

If you are successful Hunting with a Crossbow in 2021, Please submit a picture for the NYCC Wall of Fame

Buck, Doe, Bear, Turkey, Coyote, Fox or any other animal?
Send a picture along with name and town where you harvested it and we will post it on our Wall of Fame. Pictures may also be used on our display at shows in the future and other advertising.

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Are you Satisfied

  • Being denied the ability to use your crossbow until the last 10 Days of Northern Zone and 14 days of Southern Zone Archery Seasons?

  • Having to purchase a Muzzleloader Privilege instead of a Bow Privilege to use your Crossbow?

  • With the 200 lb. draw weight restriction that eliminates many recurve crossbows?

  • With the minimum width restriction that eliminates the new reverse limb crossbows from Horton and Stryker because the widest point is not at the tip of the limbs?

  • Do You Believe

  • A Crossbow is another form of a Bow and should be classified as Archery Equipment, as it is in the majority of other states?

  • A Crossbow should be legal for all game, during all seasons, and in any location where Archery equipment is permitted?

  • A Crossbow should be permitted during the Youth Deer Hunt over the Columbus Day Weekend?

  • A Crossbow should be legal for Bowfishing?

  • A Crossbow should be legal in ALL Archery Only Areas?
  • New York Crossbow Coalition
    Is NOT Satisfied Either!