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Illinois: Crossbow Legislation Sent to the Governor’s Desk

Monday, June 26, 2017

Illinois: Crossbow Legislation Sent to the Governor’s Desk

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.  

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