State after state has liberalized its crossbow-hunting regulations in recent years, and Wisconsin could be the next domino to fall. Legislation pending in the Badger State would add crossbows for full inclusion in the state’s archery seasons. Assembly Bill 194 has already been approved in the state House, and an upcoming hearing in the Senate Natural Resources Committee could pave the way for final approval by the legislature.
The committee hearing is scheduled for Aug. 21, and crossbow supporters – the National Rifle Association among them – are urging like-minded sportsmen to attend the hearing and voice their support. The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action put out a statement on the proposal that says, in part: