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Modified Crossbow Permit

Statutory Authority: ECL Section 11-0901(16)

The Department may issue a Modified Crossbow Permit to hunters whose disability is so severe that they are physically unable to operate a mechanical device attached to a regular bow. A permit holder is authorized to use a crossbow modified with a device that requires no hand movement, since it is released by means of a persons discharge of breath.

To qualify for a Modified Crossbow Permit a physician, licensed to practice in New York State, must certify that the applicant is permanently physically incapable of arm movement sufficient to release a pre-drawn bow equipped with a mechanical device for releasing the bowstring.

Please note:

  • This license is valid for 5 years from date of issuance.
  • There is No fee for this license.

Please contact the Special Licenses Unit to inquire information about qualifying or to apply for this permit.

Special Licenses Unit
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4752

List of applicable Laws and Regulations

  • New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) to read visit Department of State website at http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menuf.cgi
    • 11-0901(16)

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