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scope legal on crossbow
« on: April 03, 2013, 04:25:25 PM »
Just wondering if anybody knows if you can use a scope on a crossbow during turkey season. I know they aren't legal during big game seasons, but didn't know about turkey season.  And yes I do have a crossbow permit for washington state.

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Re: scope legal on crossbow
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 04:30:34 PM »
It's not a special archery only season, so a scope would be legal.

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Re: scope legal on crossbow
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 04:53:20 PM »
I know this is not what you asked, but I thought I had read you can only use a crossbow in a firearm restricted area.

Just throwing it out to further your discussion on the use of crossbows.
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Re: scope legal on crossbow
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 04:56:31 PM »
He says he has a special use permit, so he is good to go with a crossbow just like any other archer.
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Re: scope legal on crossbow
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 04:57:52 PM »
He says he has a special use permit, so he is good to go with a crossbow just like any other archer.

I even read it more then once but still did not see that.  :o oops.
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Re: scope legal on crossbow
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013, 05:07:13 PM »
That is an interesting question. A crossbow would not be legal without a permit.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2013, 05:14:05 PM by Bob33 »
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Re: scope legal on crossbow
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2013, 05:29:00 PM »
Just wondering if anybody knows if you can use a scope on a crossbow during turkey season. I know they aren't legal during big game seasons, but didn't know about turkey season.  And yes I do have a crossbow permit for washington state.
hmmm. Wouldn't you have to be handicaped to use a crossbow? :chuckle:
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Re: scope legal on crossbow
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2013, 06:07:37 PM »

[/quote]hmmm. Wouldn't you have to be handicaped to use a crossbow? :chuckle:
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Yes you would or have a disability th that is why i am able to use one.
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Re: scope legal on crossbow
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2013, 06:23:02 PM »
Lets see a picture of this crossbow!
« Last Edit: April 03, 2013, 10:51:22 PM by NoImpactNoIdea »

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Re: scope legal on crossbow
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2013, 07:25:31 PM »
I've got a horse you can ride and shoot your crossbow from. With a scope of course :llam:
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Re: scope legal on crossbow
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 10:49:26 PM »
That is an interesting question. A crossbow would not be legal without a permit.

Or one can be used in a firearm restricted area if you have a modern firearm tag as I understand it. Of course it makes zero sense that you cannot use a crossbow in a non firearm restricted area also, but this is just one of the many things that WDFW has done that just seems stupid to me.

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Re: scope legal on crossbow
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 10:52:02 PM »
That is an interesting question. A crossbow would not be legal without a permit.

Or one can be used in a firearm restricted area if you have a modern firearm tag as I understand it. Of course it makes zero sense that you cannot use a crossbow in a non firearm restricted area also, but this is just one of the many things that WDFW has done that just seems stupid to me.

 :yeah:    A crossbow should be legal to use anytime a firearm is legal to use.

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Re: scope legal on crossbow
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2013, 10:54:30 PM »
That is an interesting question. A crossbow would not be legal without a permit.

Or one can be used in a firearm restricted area if you have a modern firearm tag as I understand it. Of course it makes zero sense that you cannot use a crossbow in a non firearm restricted area also, but this is just one of the many things that WDFW has done that just seems stupid to me.

 :yeah:    A crossbow should be legal to use anytime a firearm is legal to use.
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Re: scope legal on crossbow
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2013, 10:57:45 PM »
I order it last week and it should be here on saturday i will try and get a picture up when i get it

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Re: scope legal on crossbow
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2013, 11:05:47 PM »
That is an interesting question. A crossbow would not be legal without a permit.

Or one can be used in a firearm restricted area if you have a modern firearm tag as I understand it. Of course it makes zero sense that you cannot use a crossbow in a non firearm restricted area also, but this is just one of the many things that WDFW has done that just seems stupid to me.

 :yeah:    A crossbow should be legal to use anytime a firearm is legal to use.
All firearms are not legal for turkeys; only shotguns.

I don't think anyone said anything but a shotgun (or bow) was legal for turkeys. cmiller85 was expanding the discussion just a bit, I believe. He was saying that with a modern firearm deer or elk tag you could hunt with a crossbow in a firearm restricted area. And, that it didn't make sense that they were only legal in the firearm restriction areas.

I agree. We can use archery or muzzleloader equipment during modern firearm season. Why not a crossbow? Maybe you are hunting a developed area with a lot of houses nearby and you don't want the noise of a firearm or the possibility of a bullet going too far. A crossbow would be a great option.

I'd also say they should be legal for turkeys. Shotguns and bows are legal for turkeys, why not crossbows?

 


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