Starting Sept. 26, West Virginia hunters will be able to use crossbows for deer hunting.
For the first time in the Mountain State’s hunting history, West Virginia hunters will be able to use crossbows during deer season.
Check out this news clip and get the lowdown on what this means for West Virginia hunters this season.
According to reports, there are a total of 300,000 West Virginia hunters interested in deer and about 80,000 of them are bowhunters.
Now that crossbows will be legal to use this season, it opens up opportunities for a whole new demographic of West Virginia hunters.
WVDNR Sgt. Jerry Payne, told reporters; “Crossbows have really stepped it up as for the number of people who have been able to participate. It gives access to more people to use it – to actually participate during archery season. Maybe people that aren’t strong enough, smaller-framed people that have trouble holding the bow back or somebody with weakness in their arms for whatever reason. They can participate in archery season now using the crossbow.”
Not all of West Virginia is legal however as Logan, McDowell, Wyoming, and Mingo counties still maintain restrictions on crossbows this upcoming deer season.