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Indiana NRC Approves Crossbows For Archery Season

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September 23, 2011

Indiana NRC Approves Crossbows For Archery Season

By Chad Love

Indiana has become the latest state to allow crossbows during the deer archery season.

From this story in the Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel (via Outdoor Pressroom):
On its second go-round, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources implemented changes that will affect deer hunters statewide. During a meeting Tuesday in Indianapolis, Natural Resources Commission officials voted on and approved a new set of deer-hunting regulations that had been recommended and preliminarily approved by the NRC last January...

The biggest changes included extending the archery season and allowing crossbows throughout the archery season, creating a deer license bundle and implementing the so-called “earn-a-buck” rule in the urban zones, including the Fort Wayne urban zone.

The new archery season will last from Oct. 1 through the first Sunday in January without the traditional one-week break that separated early and late seasons. The hotly contested crossbow rule will allow hunters who were previously limited to using that equipment only in the late archery season to enjoy the full archery season.

Thoughts? Do you think that eventually most, if not all states, will allow crossbows during archery season?

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from schwings wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

There is no reason not to allow crossbows. I cant wait to hunt with one all season next year.

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from emansfie wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

I like this change (crossbow) alot. I am a compound bow hunter and love every minute of it. However, my cousin lost the majority of his function in his right hand due to a woodworking accident. He is unable to pull back his bow, BUT he can use a crossbow...this has lit a new fire in his hunting world!

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from beavertronic wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

This is very nice to see that more and more states are allowing crossbows. Despite what many think, hunting with a crossbow is much closer to bow hunting than hunting with a firearm. A great way to get newcomers turned on to bow hunting. On the downside, this could turn every day of fall into a mad rush to the woods just like the 9-day gun season.

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from schwings wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

There is no reason not to allow crossbows. I cant wait to hunt with one all season next year.

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from emansfie wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

I like this change (crossbow) alot. I am a compound bow hunter and love every minute of it. However, my cousin lost the majority of his function in his right hand due to a woodworking accident. He is unable to pull back his bow, BUT he can use a crossbow...this has lit a new fire in his hunting world!

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from beavertronic wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

This is very nice to see that more and more states are allowing crossbows. Despite what many think, hunting with a crossbow is much closer to bow hunting than hunting with a firearm. A great way to get newcomers turned on to bow hunting. On the downside, this could turn every day of fall into a mad rush to the woods just like the 9-day gun season.

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