(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary, any person lawfully
entitled to hunt may hunt with a crossbow during big game firearms season. A person who possesses a valid Class Y permit may also hunt with a crossbow in accordance
with section forty-two-w of this article. Further, the director shall designate a separate season for crossbow hunting and
identify which species of wildlife may be hunted with a crossbow.
(b) Only crossbows meeting all of the following specifications may be used for hunting
in West Virginia:
(1) The crossbow has a minimum draw weight of one hundred twenty-five pounds;
(2) The crossbow has a working safety; and
(3) The crossbow is used with bolts and arrows not less than eighteen inches in length
with a broad head having at least two sharp cutting edges, measuring at least three
fourths of an inch in width.
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