At its monthly meeting this week, the Natural Resources Commission
amended and then approved an order that expands the use of crossbows in
The order allows the use of crossbows for all licensed hunters during
all phases of the archery season in Zone 3 (southern Michigan) and
allows anyone over the age of 50 to use a crossbow during archery season
statewide without having to obtain a special permit. The NRC has asked
the state legislature to create a crossbow stamp to assist in tracking
the use of crossbows during the archery season. The regulations, which
may take effect this fall, are in place for a period of three years
after which they will be evaluated. As further information, becomes
available Michigan Out-of-Doors Magazine and MUCC will keep you updated.
I hate this. My Dad has a crossbow permit. He is disabled. To me that is what they are for. How will this impact are hunting?