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New 2016 crossbow legislation introduced

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From newsletter sent out by NY Crosbow Coalition:

 

 

Senator Patrick Gallivan has introduced 
which classifies a crossbow.

Please Call and Write your Senator asking they support S7005

What is in S7005
 
  • Classifies Crossbows as a bow, requiring the Bow Privilege instead of the Muzzleloader Privilege 
     
  • Eliminates the 200 lb maximum draw weight restriction
     
  • Eliminates the 17' minimum width restriction
     
  • Aligns the minimum age for crossbow use with other archery equipment. Allows 12 & 13 year old's to hunt big and small game with a crossbow
     
  • Permits crossbows at the same 150' setback as all other bows
     
  • Permits Bowfishing with crossbows
     
  • Allows anyone wishing to, to use a Draw Lock Device without need for a permit
     
  • Removes the restriction on minors and their mentors using a crossbow to hunt from the ground
     
  • Allows Crossbows to be used during the entire archery season in all archery areas except for Suffolk and Westchester Counties and the Archery only areas of Albany and Monroe Counties. 
     
The bill does not address the exclusion of crossbows on Long Island or Westchester or the archery only areas of Albany and Monroe Counties. To our members in these areas, we still believe those areas should be included and we will continue to pursue that, but we can not do it alone. We need everyone to contact your legislators and request your county be included in this bill. 

 

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From newsletter sent out by NY Crosbow Coalition:

The bill does not address the exclusion of crossbows on Long Island or Westchester or the archery only areas of Albany and Monroe Counties. To our members in these areas, we still believe those areas should be included and we will continue to pursue that, but we can not do it alone. We need everyone to contact your legislators and request your county be included in this bill.

Wonder why they excluded those areas.

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Sucks they leave any out..Must be a city thing. Either way its a big start and should fly thru without any friction. There is no reason for the Crossbow to be ruled for what it is... Full use in all seasons if thats the sportsmen's wishes!

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They probably left those areas out because they are/were "archery only" areas for the regular seasons.

 

Seems contradictory to reclassify the crossbow as a bow for the regular bow season but not consider it a bow for the existing archery only areas.  Weird.

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I got a slew of P&Y bucks in Westchester waiting for the Xbow inclusion! Lol

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Ok with all but last part

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Ok with all but last part

Which part? 


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Which part?

He doesn't want it in all of archery.

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At least there is some progress being made.

 

I don't get the Albany issue with the crossbow. I have hunted the Pine Bush Preserve which is archery only for the deer season, but, once deer season is over you can hunt there with a shotgun using only non-toxic ammo. If you can use a shotgun for small game, why not a crossbow for deer? Scratching my head over this for a while now.

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Hope it goes thru, would.like to see a archery permit/course needed for it.

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I've hunted almost everyday of my life.. the rest have been wasted!

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E-Mail sent to D49 and D44.

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Good to see that the common sense approach is finally being applied to the crossbow. By needing bow certification to use one, as needing muzzleloader certification made no sense at all. Killing by broadhead is completely different than killing with a bullet. I'm very happy to see this bill introduced! But would like to see ALL areas that have bow hunting be included as well. Absolutely will be notifying my representatives, asking for their support.

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I just called the big cheese....!!!

He's on board with us! :D

 

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That's awesome wooly! The two of you can wear matching shorts. LOL

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Good start ! Needs to be passed for full use of crossbow any time. crossbow . If a hunter wants to go hunting that day he should beable to pick his implement for that day . .

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Which part?

Full inclusion

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Why do you care Belo? You don't live in NY, do you still hunt here?


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