Maine is finally giving in!!!!

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Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by maine hunter » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:45 am

Maine gov just recently passed a law that next year we can use crossbows during archery season!!!! The new bill will be for 3 years and they are going to look at the results after that. I never thought in my lifetime they would do that. We can now hunt turkeys in the fall next year to๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ all i can say is about time!!!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by wheelie » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:00 am

Nice! :eusa-clap:

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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by Doe Master » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:14 am

Seems the Eastern seaboard has been very hesitant to legalize crossbows for a long time .
Congratulations on finally getting archery inclusion . After all it is a lot older weapon than the modern compound .
Just looked it up . Laser was invented in 1960 . Compound bow was in 1966 . :lol:
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Post by mr meat » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:13 am

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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by bob watkins » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:38 am

still not legal in mass permit only

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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by Boo » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:46 pm

About time! :thumbup:
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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by catclr » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:27 pm

Great news. :wave: :wave:
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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by Ontario Savage » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:45 pm

Great news

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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by hotdog » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:45 pm

Kentucky finally allowed a Crossbow to be used through archery season except the first 2 weeks this year.
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Post by bigrak » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:13 pm

There must be some sort of catch, as in a extra fee?
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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by Twignstring » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:01 pm

Ya saahh!
We can use crossbow with extra purchase of a crossbow permit here in Maine.
Its $25. (Not too expensive.)

They even raised fall turkey harvest to 5 birds this year.
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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by amythntr » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:30 pm

....glad I didn't waste my time trying to get a disabled permit should i ever get the opportunity to bow hunt again in ME,

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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by hunter with MS » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:22 pm

My son lives in Maine I told him this news and then he read it he can't wait . Now will they get rid of the crossbow course which I hear is same as the archery course .

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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by Twignstring » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:54 pm

Maine law says you have to take both archery hunter safety course. And crossbow hunting safety course to get crossbow hunting permit.
Unless you can show proof of having hunted with a crossbow in maine or any other state after 1979.
So if you're non resident and have a crossbow hunting permit from another state your qualified.
You just have to show proof or sign an affidavit stating you have crossbow hunting license in your state.
It's been a few years. But I use to teach the Hunter safety courses at my fish and game club.
I think its good idea to take the course. Even if its just to refresh.
Always fun getting together with the new hunters that are just getting in the field.

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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by amythntr » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:30 pm

.... what if you have hunted w a XB for years but your state does not distinguish between archery or CB in that all you apply for is a Bow license?

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