Illinois Expands Use of Crossbows
On 5-31-12 both Illinois House and Senate passed HB4819. Which expands the use of crossbows in Illinois.
HB4819 states in Section 2.5; "A person may use a crossbow if one or more of the following conditions are met: (1) the user is a person age 62 and older; (2) the user is a handicapped person to whom the Director has issued a permit to use a crossbow, as provided by administrative rule; or (3) the date of using the crossbow is during the period of the second Monday following the Thanksgiving holiday through the last day of the archery deer hunting season (both inclusive) set annually by the Director."
Opening day for the use of crossbows during archery season will be Dec 10.