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2018 - 2019 General Archery Regulations


Bowhunting is illegal on (1) state parks and wildlife refuges, (2) Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; (3) safety zones on state forests and wildlife management areas. All wildlife refuges are appropriately posted. It is illegal to:
  • have a gun and bow afield together.
  • hunt with a crossbow.
  • hunt turkey, bear, deer or boar with arrows having less than two sharp cutting edges measuring three-fourths of an inch or less in width.
  • use an arrow with an explosive, drug-laced or poisoned head or shaft.
  • hunt on Sunday except for legal aquatic life.
  • have a bow in the woods during closed seasons on game animals and non-migratory game birds.
  • use dogs while bow hunting for black bear except during the firearms season.
Nonresident bow hunters must possess a Class EE license, and Class CS, LE, DS stamps to hunt bear. For bow fishing, a resident is required to have a fishing license; a nonresident is required to have a Class E license, and Class CS and LE stamps. A bow may be substituted for a firearm during any season for which firearms are legal except during muzzleloading firearms deer seasons. Back to Regulations Page



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