On Friday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 2893 into law. HB 2893 will allow hunters to use a crossbow during Illinois’ official bowhunting season. Previously, individuals were only able to use a crossbow to take game if they had a physical disability that prevented them from being able to draw a traditional bow. By allowing all hunters to use a crossbow, HB 2893 will improve hunter retention in the Land of Lincoln by allowing a wider range of hunters to go afield during archery season and enjoy Illinois’ rich hunting tradition. House Bill 2893 goes into effect immediately.
Thank you to NRA members and Second Amendment supporters that were involved in the 2017 Legislative Session. Please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.NRAILA.org for further updates on issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in Illinois.