The Alabama Legislative Council today approved changes to the state’s hunting laws that legalize the use of crossbows, turkey decoys and the use of scopes on muzzleloaders. The three proposals were recommended by the Conservation Advisory Board in May. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources held a public hearing regarding the issues in August and received more than 3,000 comments regarding the proposed regulations.
An analysis of those comments indicates that 78 percent favor the crossbow regulation, 86 percent favor the muzzleloader regulation, and 77 percent favor the turkey decoy regulation.
Archery deer season opens October 15 in
Scopes on muzzleloaders is now also legal.
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