Anyone 50 or older will be able to hunt with a crossbow this fall season, the Michigan Natural Resource Commission voted last Thursday.
It will go from October 1st to November 14th during archery season and extends it’s use during any season with a firearm for both big and small game regardless of hunter’s age.
There reason being is the white tail deer population has grown to 900,000, DNR said they would like to have it between 500,000 to 600,000.
They’re thinking crossbows might get more people into hunting, for instance people who have health issues or are very old.
A crossbow stamp will be required at no cost in addition to the regular hunting license and will be available beginning March 15.