Archery equipment for hunting and fishing
The legal archery equipment for deer hunting is listed below.
Longbows, recurve bows, and compound bows that shoot broadhead arrows that are at least 18 inches long are legal.
There are no minimum draw weights for bows or minimum diameter for broadheads.
Draw locks on compound bows are legal.
The arrow must not contain poison or any stupefying chemical.
The arrowhead tip must not have an explosive tip or pod.
Crossbows designed to be fired with one hand or that are equipped with a pistol grip are not legal.
Crossbows are not legal, except for:
Physically handicapped hunters who have a special permit.
If a physically handicapped hunter has a valid permit for a crossbow, the broadhead must have at least three blades.
Residents 70 years of age and older who have an antlerless-only statewide crossbow deer license.