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Illinois: Crossbow Hunting Legislation Signed by Governor

Monday, September 11, 2017

Illinois:  Crossbow Hunting Legislation Signed by Governor

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.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.