October 23, 2008
Pennsylvania Considers Crossbows For Archery Season
By Scott Bestul
From Pennsylvania’s The Morning Call:
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is poised to act on a hotly debated proposal that would dramatically expand hunters' ability to pursue deer and bears with crossbows.
The measure, which will be considered Friday during the commission's meeting in Washington County, would permit crossbows during all of the state's archery deer seasons as well as the archery bear season. . . .
Currently, crossbows are permitted only in the general firearms seasons for deer, bear, elk and turkeys. They also are permitted for use by archery hunters in Wildlife Management Units 2B, 5C and 5D and by disabled sportsmen who hold valid crossbow permits.
What do you think? Should crossbows be legal during archery seasons?