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New Crossbow Deer Hunting Season Will Be Offered in 2014
A new crossbow hunting season for deer will now be offered as a result of legislation approved by the State Legislature last session.  Previously, only disabled hunters were authorized to hunt using a crossbow, but now a crossbow hunting license will be available to all hunters.  The crossbow deer hunting season will run concurrently with bow season and during open firearm seasons a gun deer license will authorize both bow and crossbow hunting.
The Department of Natural Resources encourages hunters to visit the frequently asked questions on DNR website and hopes to continue holding online chats to inform hunters of further rule changes.  For more information on the new crossbow deer hunting season, click here.