DEC Proposes Regulations Allowing the use of Crossbows for Big Game Hunting June 2, 2011 New York



DEC Proposes Regulations Allowing the use of Crossbows for Big Game Hunting  June 2, 2011  ReadMedia (press release)
by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 




New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced proposed regulation changes that will allow the use of crossbows for big game hunting and eliminate a permit requirement for certain physically disabled hunters to use special archery equipment during any big game or small game hunting season.

"The proposed changes will provide our sportsmen and sportswomen additional opportunities while hunting afield this coming fall," Commissioner Martens said. "The popularity of crossbows is growing in New York and the use of modified equipment is in high demand to meet the needs of our hunters who are temporarily or permanently disabled."
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