Kan. Changes Crossbow Hunting Rules

By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A state wildlife commission has changed the
rules for allowing hunters to use crossbows to take down big game
in Kansas.
The new change, approved Thursday by the Kansas Wildlife, Park
and Tourism Commission, will make it legal for hunters 55 and older
and those with a youth big game permit to use crossbows during
archery big game and turkey seasons.
Chris Tymeson, Wildlife and Parks attorney, said regulation
would not be in place before April 1, the opening of archery turkey
season, but would be for fall seasons for antelope, deer and elk.
Kansas regulations have allowed use of crossbows for hunters
unable to use traditional archery equipment. The Wichita Eagle
(http://bit.ly/GQlPW1 ) reports that crossbows are legal for
hunters in other states after a push from sportsmen and
manufacturers.


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