We’ve been down the road of legalizing crossbows for disabled deer hunters, but what about for able-bodied folks aged 65 or older who no longer have the oomph to draw a standard bow? Should they get the green light? South Dakota House Bill 1116 says, yes– for antlerless deer, at least. The proposed legislation would amend a current law allowing the use of crossbows for disabled hunters by adding the following language:
A person who is aged sixty-five or older and holds a resident or nonresident big game license that is valid for taking antlerless deer may use a crossbow or other legal bow equipped with a draw-lock device to take antlerless deer.
What do you think?