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!

Bills A2940 & S3191 have been introduced in Albany
Both bills have been sent to their respective EnCon Committees

These Bills will:

* Change the requirement to hunt with a crossbow from the muzzleloader privelege to the archery privilege

* Allow anyone over age 55 to use a crossbow during the entire Archery Season

*Allow Jr Archery hunters, 12 thru 15, to use a crossbow during the entire Archery Season

* Retains current Crossbow Seasons for hunters between 16 & 54

* Allows hunters between 16 & 54 with Dr certified dissability to receiver a permit to hunt with a crossbow through the entire Archery season

* Removes arbitrary minimum width and maximun draw weight restrictions

* Changes discharge setback restrictions from ' to 250' to 150' to be in align with other archery equipment


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We have been asked by crossbow 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.

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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.

Send your videos to or upload them to our dropbox account at
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2022 Wall of Fame

If you are successful Hunting with a Crossbow in 2022, 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!