STATE LAWS REGARDING CROSSBOW USE BY THE DISABLED FOR ARCHERY

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					 STATE LAWS REGARDING CROSSBOW USE BY THE DISABLED FOR ARCHERY
                   SEASON AS VERIFIED MAY 2003

    !?! Denotes, still some discrimination against disabled archers !!! Denotes completely
                                         unacceptable

   THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS GATHERED BY THE COALITION FOR DISABLED HUNTER
                         RIGHTS AND FINALIZED May 12, 2003.

  IF YOU WISH TO USE A SPECIAL DEVICE AS A DISABLED ARCHER IN ANY STATE CALL THE
STATE INFORMATION PHONE NUMBER, VERIFY THE INFO IS STILL CORRECT AND ASK FOR AN
                APPLICATION FOR THE ACCOMMODATION YOU REQUIRE

NOTE: several states do not have Mouth-Tab, Draw-Lock, and Body-Brace information, Questions regarding these devices were not
                        asked from the beginning of compiling data and will be incomplete till a later date.


Alabama: Crossbows are allowed for use by the disabled for archery season; ADA coordinator is
Barbara Crozer, RSA Union Building Suite 586, 100 North Union Street, Montgomery, Alabama
36130-2761, Phone (888) 879-3582; Commissioner Of Department of Natural Resources, Barnett
Lawley, same address and phone; Director, M.N. Pugh, phone (334) 242-3465, P.O. Box 301459,
Montgomery, Alabama 36130. State information www.state.al.us (334) 242-3465

!!!Alaska: Crossbows are excluded from archery only hunts even for the disabled, bow hunter
certification required; ADA coordinator Mr. Aaron Gelston, P.O. Box 25526, Juneau, AK 99802-
5526; Director of Wildlife Conservation, State of Alaska Fish and Game, P.O. Box 25526,
Juneau, Alaska 99802-5526; Phone (907) 465-6197. State information www.state.ak.us
(907) 465-4100

!?!Arizona: Crossbow are allowed for some disabled but not others that can’t use a regular bow,
Doctors statement must be signed by Arizona Doctor; ADA coordinator and Deputy Director,
Steve Ferrel, 2221 West Greenway, Phoenix, Arizona 85023, phone (602) 942-3000. State
information www.gf.state.az.us

Arkansas: Crossbows allowed for use by disabled in archery season; ADA coordinator, Mary
Grace Smith, #2 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205; Director, Scott Henderson, #2
Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205; State contact information www.agfc.state.ar.us
(800) 364-4263 or (501) 223-6300.

!!!California: Crossbows not allowed for disabled in archery season; ADA coordinator, Margaret
Ware, 1416 9th Street room 1248, Sacramento, California 95814, phone, (916) 653-4711;
Director, Robert Hight, (916) 653-7667,same address. State information www.dfg.ca.gov (916)-
445-0411

Colorado: Crossbows allowed for use by disabled during archery; ADA coordinator, Rita Latris,
6060 Broadway, Denver, Co. 81216; Director, Russell George, 6060 Broadway, Denver, Co.
80216, 303-. State information www.wildlife.state.co.us (303) 297-1192

Connecticut: Crossbows allowed for use by disabled in archery season; ADA coordinator, Dave
Kubas, Sessions Woods WMA, P.O. box 1550, Burlington, CT. 06013, (860) 675-8130; Director,
Wildlife Division; Director, Dale May, Dep. Wildlife Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CN;
State information web site http//dep.state.ct.us (860) 424-3011
Delaware: Crossbows allowed for use by disabled in archery season; ADA coordinator, Lacey
Nichols, Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901, (302)
739-5297; Director is Lloyd Alexander, address and phone number are the same. State
information www.dnrex.state.de.us (302) 739-5297

Florida: Crossbows allowed for use by disabled during archery season with permit; ADA
coordinator, Cindy Hoffman, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399, Phone
(850) 488-6411; Director Ken Haddad, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, 620 South
Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600. State information www.state.fl.us/gfc
(850) 488-6411

Georgia: Crossbows legal for hunting game species; ADA coordinator John Biagi, Georgia
Department of Natural Resources, 2070 US Highway 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
(770) 918-6416; Director of the Wildlife Resources Division, David Waller, same address and
phone. State information www.dnr.state.ga.us (770) 918-6416

Hawaii: Crossbows not allowed for use by the disabled in archery season; ADA coordinator, Curt
Cottrell, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 325, Honolulu, HI
96813, Director, Mike Buck, Administrator, DOFAW, 1151 Punchbowl Street Honolulu, HI
96813, (808) 587-0166; State information www.hawaii.gov/dlnr (808) 973-9787.

Idaho: Crossbows, mouth-tab, body-brace are allowed for use by disabled in archery season.
ADA coordinator? Director Steve Huffaker, P.O. Box 25 Boise, ID 38370; State information
www.2.state.id.us/fishgame (208) 334-3717

Illinois: Crossbows allowed for use by disabled during archery season; Jay Williams (not the
ADA, but the one person that runs their excellent state disabled program) 503 East Main Street,
Benton, IL 62812, (618) 439-9111 xt 155; Director, Joel Brunsvold, One Natural way,
Springfield, IL 62702, (217) 785-0075. State information web site, dnr.state.il.us (618) 439-9111

Indiana: Crossbows allowed for use by the disabled during archery season; ADA coordinator,
Kim Dwiggans, 402 W. Washington St., W273, Indianapolis, IN 46204; (317) 232,4080; Director
of Fish and Wildlife is Glen Salmon, same address and phone. State information
www.state.in.us/dnr/fishwild/index.htm (317) 232-4080

Iowa: Crossbows allowed for use by disabled during archery, ADA? ; Director Jeff Vonk,
Wallace State Office Building, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, IA. 50319-0034, (515) 281-5384,
ADA coordinator Linda Hansen same address, (515) 281-5918; state info
www.state.ia.us/dnr/fwdiv.htm (515) 281-5918.

Kansas: Crossbows allowed by permit with a certified disability; ADA coordinator, Dick Koerth,
KDWP 1020 South Kansas Avenue, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612-1327, (620) 672-5922;
Director, Mike Hayden, same address and phone. State Information www.kdwp.state.ks.us
(316) 342-0658

Kentucky: Crossbows allowed for use by disabled for archery season; ADA coordinator, Michelle
Kent, #1 Game Farm Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, (800) 858-1549; Commissioner, Tom Bennett,
#1 Game Farm Road, Frankfort, KY 40601; State information www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/
(800) 858-1549
Louisiana: Crossbows, mouth tab and body brace allowed for use by the disabled during archery
season, draw lock is illegal; ADA coordinator, Midori Melancon, P.O. Box 98000, Batonrouge,
Louisiana 70898; Director, James Jenkins (225) 765-2850; State information www.wlf.state.la.us
(225) 765-2346

!?!Maine: Crossbows allowed in archery season in only specific situations?; ADA coordinator,
Janet Silva, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 41 State House Station, 284 State
Street, Augusta, ME 04333, (207) 287-5211; Commissioner, Danny Martin, same address,
(207) 287-5202. State information www.dnr.state.md.us (207) 287-8000 (Maine allowed four
crossbow accommodations in 2002, but they are considering stopping allowing any because they
think the flood gates have opened and they are nervous. They are very hard to get)

Maryland: Crossbows allowed for disabled use during archery season; ADA coordinator, Debbie
Heller (Human Resources) (410) 260-8087, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 580
Taylor Avenue, Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401; Director of Wildlife and
Heritage service, Paul Peditto (401) 260-8540; Deputy Secretary, W.P. Jensen, (410) 260-8102.
State information www.dnr.state.md.us (410) 260-8540

?Massachusetts: Statue is presently being changed regarding crossbow use by the disabled and a
public hearing is scheduled May 21 in Belchertown (413) 323-7632; ADA coordinator ?;
Director, Wayne MacCallum, Gary Zima is a good contact, Mass Wildlife Field HQ, 1 Rabbit
Hill Road, Westboro, MA 01581 (508) 792-7270; State information www.maswildlife.org
(508) 792-7270

Michigan: Crossbows, draw-lock, mouth-tab and body brace legal for disabled use during archery
season; ADA? ; Director, K Cool, Michigan Department of Natural resources, P.O. Box 30444,
Lansing, Michigan 48909; State information www.dnr.state.mi.us (517) 373-2329

Minnesota: Crossbows, mouth-tab, body-brace and draw lock legal for disabled use by disabled
in archery season; ADA coordinator, Joe Smiley, Department of Natural Resources, Human
Resources, Box 49, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul MN 55155, (651) 296-9227; Director, Tim
Brenicker, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4006; State information
www.dnr.state.mn.us (888) 646-6367

Mississippi: Crossbows, mouth-tab, body-brace and draw-lock legal for use by disabled in
archery season; ADA; Director, Dr. Sam Polles, P.O. Box 451, Jackson, Mississippi 39205; State
information www.mdwfp.com (601) 432-2400

Missouri: Crossbows legal for use by disabled in archery season; Director; John Hoskins, P.O.
Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102, (573) 522-4115; ADA coordinator, Debra Thompson,
address same as Director, phone 573-522-4115 xt 3228; State information
www.onservation.state.mo.us
(573) 751-4115

!!!Montana: Crossbows not allowed for use by disabled during archery season; ADA
coordinator, Paul Valle, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, Montana 59620-0701, (406) 841-4013;
Director, Jeff Hagemer, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, Montana 59620-0701, (406) 444-3186; State
information web site fwp.state.mt.us (406) 444-2535
Nebraska: Crossbows allowed for disabled during archery season with an approved crossbow
with permit; ADA coordinator Ruth Rusk, NE Game and Parks Commission, 2200 North 33
Street, P.O. Box 30370, Lincoln, NE 68503, (402) 471-5539; Director, Rex Armack, same
address and phone; State information www.ngpc.state.ne.us (402) 471-0641

!!!Nevada: Crossbows not permitted; ADA?; Administrator of Nevada Division of Wildlife,
Terry R. Crawford, 1100 Valley Road, Reno, NV. 89512, (775) 688-1599; State information
www.state.nv.us/cnr/nvwildlife (775) 688-1500

New Hampshire: crossbows, mouth-tab, bodie-brace and draw-lock allowed for use by disabled
in archery season; ADA; Charlie Brown (honest), New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game,
Concord, NH 00301 (603) 271-5825; Director, William Bartlet, New Hampshire Department of
Fish and Game, 2 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 00301; State information www.wildlife.state.nh.us
(603) 271-3422

New Jersey: Crossbow applications handled by Steve Toth, NJ DFW, PO Box 400, Trenton, NJ
08625-0400, (609) 292-3616; ADA coordinator?; Director, Martin McHugh, same address,
(609) 292-9410. State information www.njfishandwildlife.com (609) 292-2965

!!!New Mexico: No crossbows allowed for hunting, disabled are not considered; NM Game and
Fish Director, Bruce Thompson, #1Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507, (505) 476-8008; ADA
coordinator Shirley Baker, (505) 476-8029, same address; State information
www.gmfsh.state.nm.us (800) 862-9310 bcthompson@state.nm.us SBaker@state.nm.us

!!!New York: Crossbows and Draw-Lock not allowed to anyone during archery season. Mouth-
Tab and body brace allowed for use by disabled in archery season; ADA? Director, Gary
Barnhart, New York Fish and Wildlife, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233, (518) 402-
8924; State information www.dec.state.ny.us./website/dfwmr/nrlics13.html (518) 402-8924

North Carolina: Crossbows, mouth-tab, body-brace and draw lock are allowed for use by the
disabled in archery season; ADA coordinator, Carol Batker, North Carolina Division of Wildlife,
1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699; Director; Charles Fullwood, 1701 Mail Service
Center, Raleigh, ND 27699; State information www.ncwildlife.org (919) 733-7291

!?!North Dakota: Crossbow allowed for use by the disabled in archery season. The Mouth-tab,
Body-brace and Draw-Lock not allowed for use by disabled during archery season; ADA
coordinator, Paul Schadewald, 100 Bismark Expressway, Bismark, ND, 58501, (701) 328-6328,
Director, Dean Hidebrand, same address, (701) 328-6305; State information www.state.nd.us/gf/
(701) 328-6300

Ohio: Crossbows allowed for use by everyone in archery season; ADA coordinator, Phil King,
1840 Belcher Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43224, 1800-945-3543; Chief, Steve Gray 1840 Belcher
Drive, Columbus, OH 43224; State information www.dnr.state.oh.us (614) 265-6300

Oklahoma: Crossbows allowed to disabled, they must take form to doctor and carry it on them
when they hunt; ADA coordinator, Harold Namminga, PO Box 53465, Oklahoma City, OK
73152, (405) 521-4651; Director Greg Duffy, same address and phone; State information
www.wildlifedepartment.com (405) 521-2730
!!!Oregon: Crossbow and draw-lock not allowed for use by the disabled in archery season;
mouth-tab and body brace allowed without accommodation for use by disabled in archery
season; ADA coordinator, Chell Jeppeses, P.O. Box 59, Portland, OR. 90207, (503) 872-5262 xt
5609; Director, Lindsay Ball, same address, (503) 872-5252 XT 5272; State information
www.dfw.state.or.us (503) 872-5252 Game and Fish law enforcement (503) 378-3725 xt 4306


Pennsylvania: Crossbow, Mouth-Tab and Body brace use allowed to disabled for archery season,
Draw lock is illegal; ADA coordinator, Mark Mullen, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania 17110; Director Vernon R. Ross, Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton
Avenue, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110; State information www.pgc.state.pa.com (717) 787-4250

!!!Rhode Island: Crossbows not recognized as a legal hunting weapon and there are no devices
that are available for the use of the disabled in archery season; ADA? Director, Jan Rietsma, 235
Promenade, Providence, RI 02903, (401) 222-4700; State information www.state.ri.us/dem/
(401) (222) 789-3094

South Carolina: Crossbows, Draw-lock, Mouth-tab, body-brace allowed for use by disabled in
archery season; ADA Brent Carmichael, P.O. Box 167, Columbia, South Carolina 29202,
(803) 734-3941; Director; John Frampton, P.O. Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 (803) 734-3938;
State information www.dnr.state.sc.us (803) 734-3886

!?!South Dakota: Crossbow, Mouth-Tab, Body-Brace allowed for use by disabled in archery
season. Draw-Lock not allowed; ADA coordinator, Ken Anderson, Department of Game Fish and
Parks, Foss Building, 523 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota 57501-3182; Director,Doug
Hansen; State information www.state.sd.us(605) 773-3485 Steve Thompson has good information

Tennessee: Crossbows, Draw-Lock, Mouth-tab and Body-Brace are allowed for use by disabled
in archery season; ADA Ed Coppinger, P.O. 40747, Nashville, TN 37204; Director, Gary T.
Myers, P.O. Box 40747, Nashville, TN 37204; State information www.state.tn.us/twra
(615) 781-6500

Texas: Crossbows, Mouth-Tab, Draw-Lock, and body brace allowed for use by disabled in
archery season; ADA, Human Resources, (512) 389-4505, Director, Bob cook, 4200 Smith
School Road, Austin, Texas 78744, (512) 389-4505; State information www.tpwd.state.tx.us
(512) 389-4505

Utah: Crossbows allowed for use by disabled in archery season no other devises allowed for the
disabled; ADA Linda Beush, 1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114, (801) 538-
7210; Director, Kevin Conway, 1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114 (801) 538-
4703; State information www.nr.state.ut.us/dwr/dwr.htm (801) 538-4700

Vermont: Crossbows allowed for disabled in archery season; ADA coordinator, Human
Resources, (802) 828-4349Director, Tom Decker, 103 South Main Street, Building 105,
Waterbury, Vermont 05671; State information www.anr.stat.vt.us/fw/fwhome (802) 241-3700

Virginia: Crossbow, Mouth-Tab, Body-Brace and Draw-Lock allowed for use by disabled in
archery season; ADA coordinator, Larry Harzanoff, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries,
401 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230 Director, William L. Woodson Jr.
(804) 367-9231; State information www.state.va.us/dgif/index.htm (804) 367-1000
!!!Washington: Crossbow not allowed for use by the disabled in archery season; mouth-tab and
body-brace allowed for use by the disabled without accommodation; Draw-Lock allowed for use
by disabled with permit in archery season; ADA Brenda Kane, 600 Capitol way North, Olympia
WA 98501-1091, (360) 902-2349; Director, Jeffrey Koenings, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia,
WA 98501-1091; State information www.wa.gov/wdfw/ (360) 902-2200 Email:
director@dfw.wa.gov

!!!West Virginia: Crossbows not allowed for use by anyone at any time; ADA coordinator, ms.
Penney Hall, (304) 558-3950; Deputy Chief, Lt. Colonel Bill Daniel, WVDNR Law Enforcement
Section, (304) 558-2784. State information www.dnr.state.wv.us (304) 558-2771

Wisconsin: Crossbows, Mouth-Tab, Draw-Lock, and Body-Brace allowed for use by the disabled
in archery season; ADA coordinator, (Head of Human Resources) Deborah Martinelli, 101 South
Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7921, (608) 266-2048; Director, Randy Stark, 101
Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin 5370-7921, (608) 266-1115; State information
www.dnr.state.wi.us (608) 266-2621

Wyoming: crossbows permitted for everyone; ADA coordination is done by Human Resources,
Brian Foster, (307) 7.77-4600; Director, Brent Manning, Wyoming Game and Fish, 5400 Bishop
Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82006; State information www.gf.state.wy.us (307) 777-4600

				
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