cross bow

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  1. 99z28monster

    99z28monster G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

    NY Big Game,

    New York now has a new law allowing the use of crossbows for some big game hunting. During the 2010 Legislative Session, Assembly bill 924-e/Senate bill 6793-b was passed. Governor Paterson signed this bill into law on September 17, 2010.

    To help explain the details of the new law, we developed a webpage - "Crossbows in NY: Frequently Asked Questions" available at www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/68802.html

    Key aspects of the new law include:

    • Crossbows may not be used in 2010. You must wait until the fall of 2011.
    • Crossbows may only be used during a regular firearms season or during the late muzzleloading and late bowhunting seasons.
    • There are no special provisions for the use of crossbows for hunters with disabilities or hunters 70 years old (or older).
    • This law expires on December 31, 2012, unless the Legislature and Governor agree to an extension.
    Jeremy Hurst
    Big Game Biologist
     
  2. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    My dad uses one here in IL he originally had a Dr. note, later the state configured it where people at age 65 I believe could use one if they chose to.
     

  3. 99z28monster

    99z28monster G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

    I guess that is how the new york law was, next season they will be allowed for anyone to use during the rifle season.
     
  4. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    Cool, good for the economy and allows people variety in thier hunt.