We answer the question: In what states is it illegal to hunt with the Muzzy Trocar HB broadhead?
If you have yet to see the hybrid broadhead released in 2016 from Muzzy in their Trocar line, you may want to take a look. Its sleek design, large cutting diameter, and extreme accuracy has made this broadhead a favorite for many throughout last year’s hunting season.
The problem, however, is that some people aren’t sure if it is legal to hunt with in their state.
Technically, the Muzzy Trocar Hybrid is a barbed broadhead, meaning the blades are less than 90 degrees from the shaft. Basically, barbed broadheads form a sort of “hook” and do not fold back as it extracts through its entrance.
As with all rules and regulations, reading and understanding your state’s guidelines is very important. Often times those can get confusing, or we can get lazy and read right past what is important.
We asked Feradyne Outdoors, owner of Muzzy broadheads, for their help. We asked if they had a list of states in which barbed broadheads are illegal. Feradyne is one of the largest companies in the industry and always extremely helpful, and they replied right away with this list:
States that do not allowed barbed broadheads:
- New York
- North Dakota
Currently we cannot find any other states that have banned the barbed broadhead design. If you find that the state you wish to hunt is not on this list, we still highly recommend you contact your local authorities to ensure.
If you find that it is legal to hunt with a barbed style broadhead, there is no doubt you may want to give the Muzzy Trocar HB a try. The broadheads, much like their fixed blade designs, are extremely accurate and pack a punch. The Trocar HB blends the best of Trocar’s fixed-blade technology and adds a pair of center-pivot blades that deploy on contact for unbelievable devastation. The Muzzy Trocar HB and HBX create large wound channels with excellent penetration on large game animals.