Conditions on the Use of Crossbows in Maine

crossbowThe following conditions apply to the use of crossbows:

  • Only crossbows with a shoulder-type stock may be used; hand-held pistol-type crossbows are prohibited;
  • the draw weight may not be less than 100 pounds nor more than 200 pounds;
  • arrowheads, including mechanical broadheads when open, must be at least 7/8 inch in width;
  • arrows having explosive or poisonous tips are prohibited;
  • crossbows must be equipped with a mechanical trigger safety device in working condition;
  • crossbows equipped with scopes or sights may be used;

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