What did you email them?I had a similar thing happen to me with Darton.I just emailed them and they emailed me back and said go ahead and get one online.In the end their still moving more product and as said above.They dont seem as strict as matthews and some others with the regional sales rules.
I think you should ask to speak with a manager at bowtech if thats the case. I have a proshop bowtech dealer not 5 miles from me, and I bought my bowtech from huntersfriend! Never came up as for if there was a dealer near me. Great place to deal with.I can tell you what bowtech told me and that was if I lived within the milage (30 miles as the crowflies to nearest dealer) that they COULD NOT give me an exemption and I had to go to a dealer. I explained how I had problems with this dealer and they said to go to a different one as there was a second one an hour from me.