DEC Finalizes Rule Changes to Implement New Crossbow Hunting Law August 27, 2014 New York

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DEC Finalizes Rule Changes to Implement New Crossbow Hunting Law August 27, 2014 New York, DEC News
     The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has adopted final regulation changes to ensure that the crossbow is a legal implement for the fall 2014 hunting seasons, Commission Joe Martens announced today. These regulations are adopted under new state law which authorizes DEC to allow big game (deer and bear) and small game hunting with a crossbow under certain conditions...
     Crossbows may not be used for hunting any wildlife in Suffolk, Nassau, or Westchester counties.  Crossbows may be used only by licensees who are 14 years of age or older.With landowner permission, crossbows may be discharged within 250 feet of a home, school building or playground, public structure, farm structure in use, or occupied factory or church...


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