Animal Rights

NRA Urges Penn. to Allow Crossbow Hunting

| by NRA

-- Crossbows lead to "recruitment and retention" of hunters
-- Crossbow hunting helps maintain healthy wildlife populations
-- "Animal rights” forces will be active; vital that sportsmen speak out

Over the last several years, there has been a growing debate concerning the use of crossbows in Pennsylvania.  At its upcoming meeting, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be voting on a proposal that would make Pennsylvania the twelfth state to allow the use of crossbows during the state archery season. This meeting will be held from Sunday, January 25 to Tuesday, January 27. To view a copy of the agenda, please click here.

NRA strongly advocates for any expansion of hunter opportunity and choice when there is no biological reason to oppose the expansion. In fact, states that have allowed the use of crossbows have been able to maintain healthy wildlife populations. Additionally, the recruitment and retention of hunters has improved by removing crossbow restrictions.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has received input on both sides of the issue from stakeholders concerning this proposed change. It’s time the Pennsylvania Game Commission hear from the very sportsmen and hunters they represent. There is little doubt that non-hunters and “animal rights” forces will be active in making their voices heard, so it is vital that sportsmen speak loudly. For more information, click here