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    My father-in-law is partially disabled, and is considering getting a crossbow for archery hunting in MN. Can he use a crossbow along the Haul Road in the archery-only area? I thought I read somewhere that the answer was "no", but I thought I'd check here anyway.

    If not, I'll have to look into an air transporter for him, because there is absolutely no way he's going to be able to walk five miles off the road. The mind is willing, but his body just isn't able. Hunting caribou in Alaska is one of his "bucket list" items.

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    Unfortunately you can't use a crossbow in a weapons restricted area. Unless the Haul Rd has a different set of regs.
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBoater View Post
    Unfortunately you can't use a crossbow in a weapons restricted area. Unless the Haul Rd has a different set of regs.
    however you can get a permit to hunt with a cross bow if you are disabled.. when i took my IBEP test, there were two older gents there getting certified with cross bows, i am not sure the process, check with F&G
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    You can hunt with a crossbow however you must provide Alaska Department of Fish and Game the required documents of disability. At that time I believe it goes to review and a determination is made. In addition, certification is still required, however the IBEP (bowhunters certification)will indicate crossbow instead of bow.

    You should check directly with ADF&G for all the requirements you will need. It is a process but is possible for those who are disabled. I am speaking as a resident and this may be different for non-residents. Good luck!

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    ADF&G has a form for your doctor to fill out which they then review. I don't know if the process is different for non-residents or not.
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    ways and means is what I think the permit is called. I have a bad arm and can't shoot a bow any longer but was told with a ways and means permit I can shoot a crossbow in a archery only area. Now I need one of those PSE uppers that lock on a AR lower, wow they are slick
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