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Allows Crossbows to be used during the entire archery season in all archery areas except for Suffolk and Westchester Counties and the Archery only areas of Albany and Monroe Counties *
Classifies Crossbows as a bow, requiring the Bow Privilege instead of the Muzzleloader Privilege
Eliminates the 200 lb maximum draw weight restriction
Eliminates the 17" minimum width restriction
Aligns the minimum age for crossbow use with other archery equipment. Allows 12 & 13 year old's to hunt big and small game with a crossbow
Permits crossbows at the same 150' setback as all other bows
Permits Bowfishing with crossbows
Allows anyone wishing to, to use a Draw Lock Device without need for a permit
Removes the restriction on minors and their mentors using a crossbow to hunt from the ground
* These bills do not address the exclusion of crossbows on Long Island or Westchester or the archery only areas of Albany and Monroe Counties. To our members in these areas, we still believe those areas should be included and we will continue to pursue that, but we can not do it alone. We need everyone to contact your legislators and request your county be included in this bill.
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