It is illegal to:
• To have a gun and bow afield together, except that people who have a concealed weapon permit may carry a concealed handgun for self defense only.
• To have a crossbow with a nocked bolt in or on any vehicle or conveyance or its attachments.
• To carry an uncased crossbow in or on a vehicle between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. from Oct. 1- June 30; and between 8:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. E.S.T. from July 1-Sept. 30.
• To hunt with a crossbow except for the holder of a Class Y or YY permit during designated archery seasons. A
crossbow must have: 1. A draw weight of at least 125 pounds; 2. a working safety; 3. bolts at least 18 inches long; 4. broadheads with at least two cutting edges at least 3/4 inch wide.
• To hunt turkey, bear, deer or boar with arrows having less than two sharp cutting edges, measuring less than 3/4 inch in width.
• To use an arrow with an explosive, drug-laced or poisoned head or shaft.
• To have a bow in the woods during closed seasons on game animals and non-migratory game birds.
• To use dogs while bow hunting for black bear except during the bear firearms season (this exception is only for
counties where dogs are legal — see www.DNR.gov).
• To hunt with a locking device capable of holding a bow at full draw, except with a modified bow permit issued by the director.
• To bowhunt on state parks (except as otherwise designated) and wildlife refuges, Harpers Ferry NHP, and safety zones on state forests and wildlife management areas. All wildlife refuges are appropriately posted.