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#6944029 - 11/02/17 03:39 PM Archery Rules?
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Asking for a coworker.

If the archery only season is over, do you still have to have the archery endorsement to use a crossbow?

He asked me and I honestly don't know.
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#6944106 - 11/02/17 04:34 PM Re: Archery Rules? [Re: yakinthebox]
Russ79 Offline
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I believe crossbows have always been legal during gun season. The rub always was that bowhunters didn't want them to be allowed during bow season but lost that battle a year or two ago.

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#6944114 - 11/02/17 04:38 PM Re: Archery Rules? [Re: yakinthebox]
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You only need the Archery stamp to hunt with archery equipment during general season in Collin, Dallas, Grayson and Rockwall county.

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#6944129 - 11/02/17 04:45 PM Re: Archery Rules? [Re: Russ79]
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Originally Posted By: Russ79
I believe crossbows have always been legal during gun season. The rub always was that bowhunters didn't want them to be allowed during bow season but lost that battle a year or two ago.


And now a lot of those same bowhunters that were rubbed have come over to the dark side. roflmao

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#6944139 - 11/02/17 04:51 PM Re: Archery Rules? [Re: yakinthebox]
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I know crossbows are legal during both bow and rifle.


My question is, do you have to have the archery endorsement on your license to use it during regular season? He didn't get his archery endorsement when he got the license. I told him y'all would have the answer!
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#6944228 - 11/02/17 06:19 PM Re: Archery Rules? [Re: yakinthebox]
varnoldi13 Offline
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To use a bow during regular season, yes you have to have the endorsement In three county's as said above


Edited by varnoldi13 (11/02/17 06:21 PM)

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#6944291 - 11/02/17 07:10 PM Re: Archery Rules? [Re: ChrisB]
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Originally Posted By: ChrisB
You only need the Archery stamp to hunt with archery equipment during general season in Collin, Dallas, Grayson and Rockwall county.

I am 100% sure I'm right.

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#6944686 - 11/03/17 07:06 AM Re: Archery Rules? [Re: yakinthebox]
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#1 Pick up bow. #2 draw bow back. #3 aim at target. #4 launch arrow. aim
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#6944735 - 11/03/17 07:51 AM Re: Archery Rules? [Re: yakinthebox]
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Originally Posted By: yakinthebox
I know crossbows are legal during both bow and rifle.


My question is, do you have to have the archery endorsement on your license to use it during regular season? He didn't get his archery endorsement when he got the license. I told him y'all would have the answer!


No. UNLESS he is hunting in a archery only county like the ones ChrisB listed above.
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#6944856 - 11/03/17 09:10 AM Re: Archery Rules? [Re: yakinthebox]
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#6948120 - 11/06/17 09:36 AM Re: Archery Rules? [Re: yakinthebox]
yakinthebox Offline
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Thanks guys!
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