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Crossbow Hunting

Crossbow

As of January 1, 2020, any person may use a crossbow during any season when the use of bow and arrow is permitted.

  • Includes archery deer, archery turkey and archery moose seasons.
  • Can be used during the entire archery deer season, including December archery.

Bowhunter Education

Bowhunter education is required of all first-time archery deer license buyers, regardless of age.The bowhunter education course is also required to hunt moose or turkey with a bow or crossbow.

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Good to Know

  • Only uncocked crossbows may be transported in motor vehicles.
  • Be sure to review crossbow safety even if you have taken bowhunter education.

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