Thank You for Your Hard Work in Helping Achieve This Victory!
On Tuesday, January 27, the Pennsylvania Game Commission voted in favor of expanding the lawful use of crossbows during deer and bear archery seasons. Before adopting the proposal, the Commission added two amendments. One incorporates a sunset date that requires the Commission to vote on this measure again before June 30, 2012. The other prohibits the use of magnifying scopes for archery equipment and crossbows during the archery seasons.
Thanks to the hard work and activism of hunters committed to the long-term preservation of our hunting heritage, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania is now the twelfth state to allow the use of crossbows during the state archery season. Based upon the experience of other states, NRA looks forward to seeing an increase in the recruitment and retention of hunters in the Keystone State as a result of this enhanced opportunity.