Not in Alaska, but in PA, TX, NJ, and MI have all decided to include crossbows in archery only hunts. I know this does not have to do with AK, but I had to vent about this. I believe in allowing it during firearm season or letting handicap personnel use them during the archery season. However, I think it is a slap in the face to everyone who shoots a bow both traditional and compound. Yes it has an "arrow" and string, but there is no holding the string back and you can rest it like a firearm and put a **** scope on it. I just think that it if you want to hunt in an archery season and you are not handicapped you should learn how to shoot a **** bow.