Michigan considers expansion of crossbow hunting

Lansing, Mich. (AP) – The state is considering expanding options
for crossbow hunting.

Michigan’s Natural Resources Commission was scheduled to meet
Friday to begin discussing expanded opportunities to hunt with the

Restrictions were loosened this year to allow hunters 12 years
and older in southern Michigan to hunt deer during any season with

In the rest of the state, hunters must be at least 50 years old
to use crossbows during the archery season, but younger hunters can
use crossbows during firearm season.

The commission is considering options including a crossbow deer
season and a minimum age for crossbow use without a permit.

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