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Crossbow Hunter Education Courses

Crossbow Hunter Education Course 

August 3, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Call 207-493-4272 to register!

Caribou Learning Center

To be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting license, any person (16 years of age and older) must hold a valid license to hunt big game (either a big game hunting license or an archery license), and must submit proof of having successfully completed an archery hunting education course and a crossbow hunting course or evidence of having previously held adult archery and crossbow hunting licenses issued specifically for the purpose of hunting with a crossbow or bow and arrow in this State or any other state, province or country in any year after 1979. When proof or evidence cannot be provided, the applicant may substitute a signed affidavit.

A resident or nonresident 10 years of age or older and under 16 years of age may hunt with a crossbow if that person holds a valid junior hunting license (no crossbow license required). Please see the Crossbow Hunting License Fact Sheet.

With a valid crossbow hunting license, a person may hunt bear with a crossbow during the open season on bear, and may hunt deer with a crossbow during the open firearm season on deer. The crosshow hunting license may not be used to hunt deer during the expanded archery season, archery season, muzzleloading season, or to hunt turkey during the fall turkey season.

Total Course = 3 hrs. 30 min

  • History & Modern Crossbows = 30 Minutes
  • Responsibility & Ethics = 1 Hour
  • Accessories= 20 Minutes
  • Shooting & Handling = 20 Minutes
  • Special Concerns = 20 Minutes
  • Laws & Safety = 30 Minutes
  • Testing & Review= 30 Minutes

Posted by Karen Rockwell  on July 13, 2017 | Read more in: News and Safety Courses