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Title: KY Crossbow Legislation Introduced
Post by: Big58cal on March 21, 2013, 03:24:27 PM
I found this on another site and looked it up.  I hope this passes.  O0
 
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HB 417 [/color](BR 1183) - F. Steele ([url]http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/H084.htm[/url])[/color], L. Combs ([url]http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/H094.htm[/url])
 
AN ACT relating to hunting with crossbow.
 
Amend 150.370 to allow use of crossbow during the entire archery season; require the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to promulgate administrative regulations that specify characteristics of the crossbow.
 
Feb 19-introduced in House
Feb 20-to Natural Resources & Environment (H); posted in committee

 
Here's the link to the bill on the KY LRC site:  http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/13RS/HB417.htm (http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/13RS/HB417.htm)
 
Though I would rather the Legislature stay out of wildlife related issues, this seems like the only way that we're going to get full inclusion of crossbows in the entire archery season.
 
Start sending some emails to anyone you know in KY.  Have them write their Reps and ask them to support this bill (HB417).  I've already written mine.  They're supposed to vote on it sometime this month.
Title: Re: KY Crossbow Legislation Introduced
Post by: bohicajuan on March 21, 2013, 03:53:59 PM
It should pass. All they have to do is look at other states and see how its not affected the herd in a negative manner, and it brought in more money for the state!

Its a win-win.
Title: Re: KY Crossbow Legislation Introduced
Post by: MOSPARKY on March 21, 2013, 05:31:29 PM
If I knew anyone else in Ky, I'd definately send them this link.
 No need for them to look at other states, they only have to look at the impact in their own state. The numbers you posted before might indicate more deer taken over all, but that is accounted for in the extra days of crossbow season.
 The part about specifying the characteristics of a crossbow is a little troubling. Might this exclude the  self cocking bows I linked in another post ? Limit poundage ? A little vague as to what the intent is.
Title: Re: KY Crossbow Legislation Introduced
Post by: bohicajuan on March 21, 2013, 06:00:59 PM
I can't open up the file. You'd think they would make an allowance for people with a disability to allow for self cocking. Don't they have something now that allows for exemptions with a doctors excuse?

I was really shocked when Georgia legalized crossbows during archery season, seeing as we were the last state in the country to legalize compund bows.

Kentucky might end up being like Georgia in that they will make changes to the law after the season is over to put in or take out the various things that were thought not/or needed.
Title: Re: KY Crossbow Legislation Introduced
Post by: MOSPARKY on March 21, 2013, 06:09:19 PM
the link is the same as what is in the box at the top. No need to open.
Title: Re: KY Crossbow Legislation Introduced
Post by: Big58cal on March 21, 2013, 11:10:08 PM
The file link on the LRC site is a Word doc.  It has the actual changes to the regulation:

AN ACT relating to hunting with crossbow. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:
 Section 1.   KRS 150.370 is amended to read as follows: (1)     No person shall take any wildlife except during the open season for the particular species as prescribed by the department. (2)     Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to persons who hunt red fox at night with dogs for sport and not to kill; and who during daylight or night hours exercise and train rabbit dogs, raccoon dogs, bird dogs, and retrievers, but not to kill. The department may, however: (a)     Regulate training seasons for rabbit dogs, raccoon dogs, bird dogs, and retrievers in such manner as not to discriminate against one (1) type of animal over any other nor as to unduly limit such activities; and (b)     Permit rabbit dog, raccoon dog, bird dog, fox dog, and retriever meets held by organized clubs, regardless of any hunting season, with the prior approval of the department provided said approval was requested at least thirty (30) days prior to the meet. (3)     The department shall allow use of crossbow as a method of take during the entire archery season. The department shall promulgate administrative regulations specifying the characteristics of the crossbow eligible for use during archery season, including but not limited to peak draw, working safety, and limb width.
Title: Re: KY Crossbow Legislation Introduced
Post by: John Andrews on March 22, 2013, 09:13:46 AM
 O0 Good deal! I will contact my pals in KY.
Title: Re: KY Crossbow Legislation Introduced
Post by: MOSPARKY on March 22, 2013, 12:57:45 PM
Let me get this straight... Y'all actually in favor of them setting limitations on which crossbows can be used ??
 Granted you get inclusion in the reg archery season out of it, but at what price ?? :idiot2
Title: Re: KY Crossbow Legislation Introduced
Post by: Big58cal on March 22, 2013, 02:54:15 PM
Let me get this straight... Y'all actually in favor of them setting limitations on which crossbows can be used ??
 Granted you get inclusion in the reg archery season out of it, but at what price ?? :idiot2

Use your head man.  ::)   Do you want someone going deer hunting with a crossbow pistol?  How about a little 50 lb toy crossbow?  :idiot2
Title: Re: KY Crossbow Legislation Introduced
Post by: bohicajuan on March 22, 2013, 03:53:40 PM
I thought you WERE using a kiddie toy bow? :shock: :-P :twisted: :roll: :wink: ;D ;D ;D :D
Title: Re: KY Crossbow Legislation Introduced
Post by: MOSPARKY on March 22, 2013, 10:58:21 PM
Good point. I had not considered the pistol and light toy types. I guess they should be somehow excluded. But at the sametime (not sure about KY regs)  They don't make these designations for longbows. Here, someone could theoretically use a 20 # starter bow and be legal tho unethical.
Title: Re: KY Crossbow Legislation Introduced
Post by: Big58cal on March 24, 2013, 01:16:55 PM
Yeah, KY doesn't set any lower limits on vertical bows, but due to the power strokes and the kinetic energy, there's a world of difference between smaller kids bows and and the little kiddie crossbows.