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Re: Firearm restricted elk area
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2017, 08:24:12 PM »
Actually it does make sense, because a crossbow, under Washington state law, is not "archery equipment." So it completely makes sense that they would say a crossbow wouldn't be allowed there. Which is ridiculous, and they really need to work on changing that so that a crossbow would be legal during modern season in that firearm restriction area.

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Re: Firearm restricted elk area
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2017, 08:33:41 PM »
Yes it makes sense in that regards but not in the sense that firearm restricted areas are restricted to implements with less range for safety reasons. It's not about harvest success which is the issue with general archery seasosn. Crossbows don't shoot any further than compounds.
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Re: Firearm restricted elk area
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2017, 08:50:04 PM »
Could it be a case of when making the changes regarding crossbows and their use, it maybe just got skipped in that particular situation? 

Kind of like the one time conflict over revolver vs semi-auto's in firearm restricted areas, when in general areas, semi-auto's meeting the handgun requirements could be used, but they were not added to the firearm restricted definition until later, which at the time limited handguns to revolvers only.
 
Possibly contact the commission, using that example of a conflict and seemingly unnecessary restriction and request to add crossbows in that particular described area, provided that King Co. has nothing in their firearm restrictions that would be inconflict...?
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Re: Firearm restricted elk area
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2017, 09:01:53 PM »
Yep, probably just an oversight. All they probably need to do is to change a couple words somewhere and make crossbows legal in any firearm restriction area during modern firearm season. As it should be.

 

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