20. Can I hunt with a crossbow during the 2012 deer season?
2011 Deer FAQs
Crossbows with draw weights of at least 125 pounds, with bolts at least 16 inches long equipped with broadhead points that cannot pass through a ring 3/4 of an inch in diameter fully expanded. Crossbows may be used during the archery season by disabled archery permittees as permitted under KAR 115-18-7, hunters who possess a youth permit valid during the archery season, and hunters 55 and older who possess an big game permit valid in an archery season.
In a two-year pilot project, any person with a deer permit valid during the archery season for deer management units 1, 12, 15, and 19 may use a crossbow during the archery season, regardless of age or disability. Each person age 16 through 54 shall obtain a free crossbow hunter survey number from the KDWPT website before hunting with a crossbow during archery season.