Crossbow Hunter Safety
To be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting permit, 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 permits 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.
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
New courses will be posted below as they become available.
Can't find a course for your area? Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
When registering either by telephone or email, please be sure to include your full name, telephone number, and which course, date and location you are signing up for.