Pa Game Commission Oks Cross Bows

01.28.09 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to expand the use of crossbows to include both the archery deer and bear seasons for the 2009-10 seasons. FLN's Terry Diener reports.

Also, before giving the measure final approval, the Board adopted an amendment to prohibit the use of magnifying scopes for archery equipment and crossbows during the archery bear and deer seasons.

The Board included a so called sunset date for the expanded crossbow use. It requires a future Board to review the impact of its use and to vote on that measure again before June 30, 2012.