Yesterday, the Illinois House passed Senate Bill 1467 and sent it to the desk of Governor Bruce Rauner for his signature. SB 1467 would allow hunters to use a crossbow during Illinois’ official bowhunting season. Previously, individuals were only able to use a crossbow for the taking of game if they had a physical disability that prevented them from being able to draw a traditional bow. This legislation seeks to improve hunter retention in the Land of Lincoln as well as allow for a wider range of hunters to go afield during archery season and enjoy Illinois’ rich hunting tradition.
Please contact Governor Rauner at (217) 782-0244 and politely urge him to sign Senate Bill 1467 into law.