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Crossbow Hunting Regs in Eastern States

With archery deer season ready to open, here's a look at crossbow rules in 13 Eastern states.

Crossbow Hunting Regs in Eastern States

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Crossbows are legal for all archery hunters.


Crossbows are legal during all deer seasons. Deer may be hunted with crossbows, provided hunter orange is displayed when it is also lawful to hunt deer with a gun.


Crossbows are legal during the entire deer bow season in all counties.


Crossbows may be used by certain permanently disabled persons by permit only.


Hunters must be 16 years of age and older, have a valid big-game license, have completed an archery hunting education course and a crossbow hunting...

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