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Broadhead Regulations by State

Broadhead Regulations By State - 2019-2020

BROADHEAD REGULATIONS VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. WE HOPE THS GUIDE IS USEFUL IN DETERMINING WHAT IS LEGAL IN YOUR STATE. IF YOU SEE ANY INFORMATION YOU BELIEVE IS INCOMPLETE OR INCORRECT, PLEASE EMAIL DAVE@KOREKUT.COM WITH YOUR UPDATE.

ALABAMA Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Alabama
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Alabama

Regulation:

Legal bows for hunting is defined as either a longbow, recurve bow, compound bow or crossbow. Longbows, recurve bows and compound bows must have a minimum peak tension of 30 lbs. Crossbows must have a minimum peak tension of 85 lbs at normal draw length. Arrows or bolts shall be equipped with broadhead having two sharpened edges and minimum cutting diameter of 7/8 inches. Attachments to the bow which project visible light are prohibited.

ALASKA Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Alaska
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Alaska

Regulation:

You may not hunt big game with a bow unless the broadhead is a fixed, replaceable or mechanical/retractable blade type and not barbed.

Broadhead is defined as a fixed, replaceable, or mechanical/retractable blade-type arrowhead that is not barbed with two or more sharp cutting edges having a minimum cutting diameter of seven-eighths inch (7/8”).

Barbed is defined as an arrowhead with any fixed portion of the rear edge of the arrowhead forming an angle less than 90 degrees with the shaft when measured from the nock end of the arrow. A notch or space of no more than two millimeters between the base of the blade and the shaft shall not be considered a barb.

Mechanical or retractable broadhead is defined as a broadhead with cutting edges that are retracted during flight and open upon impact to a minimum cutting diameter of not less than seven-eighths inch (7/8″) and does not lock open after impact to create fixed barbs.

ARIZONA Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Arizona
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Arizona

Regulation:

All broadheads used must be no less than 7/8 inch in width with metal cutting edges.

ARKANSAS Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Arkansas
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Arkansas

Regulation:

Deer, turkey and bear hunters must use arrowheads at least 7/8-inches wide. Poison may not be used on arrows.

CALIFORNIA Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in California
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in California

Regulation:

For the taking of big game and turkey, hunting arrows and crossbow bolts with a broad head type blade which will not pass through a hole seven-eighths inch in diameter shall be used. Mechanical/retractable broad heads shall be measured in the open position.

COLORADO Broadhead Regulations
  • Crimson Talon G2 Hyper Speed Broadheads are legal in Colorado. Crimson Talon G2 Broadheads are not legal in Colorado.
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Colorado

Regulation:

Handheld bows, including compound bows, using arrows equipped with a broadhead with an outside diameter or width of at least 7/8 of an inch with no less than two steel cutting edges. Each cutting edge must be in the same plane throughout the length of the cutting surface.

CONNECTICUT Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Connecticut
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Connecticut

Regulation:

Legal arrowheads for hunting deer and turkey must have at least two blades and be at least 7/8 inch wide at its widest point. Arrowheads that are designed to open on impact are legal provided they meet the above requirement.

DELAWARE Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Delaware
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Delaware

Regulation:

It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt deer during the archery season or crossbow season and have in his or her possession any weapon or firearm other than a knife, a longbow or crossbow and sharpened broadhead arrows having minimum arrowhead width of 7/8 of an inch. No person shall use or have in his or her possession, while hunting, any: poison arrow, arrow with an explosive tip.

FLORIDA Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Florida
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Florida

Regulation:

Arrows or bolts used to take deer or turkeys must be equipped with broadheads having at least two sharpened edges with minimum widths of 7/8 inch.

GEORGIA Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Georgia
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Georgia

Regulation:

Crossbows, longbows, recurve bows, and compound bows are allowed for hunting any game or feral hog. Arrows for hunting deer, bear or feral hog must be broadhead type.

  • Barbed broadheads: allowed
  • Broadhead cutting edges: not restricted
  • Broadhead material: not restricted
  • Crossbow broadhead diameter: not restricted
HAWAII Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Hawaii
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Hawaii

Regulation:

Poisonous, drugged, explosive, or barbed arrows are prohibited. A barbed arrow within the meaning of this order is one with points or barbs that protrude backwards from the head or point of the arrow in such a way that they may hook or keep the arrow from being pulled through the point of penetration only by tearing the flesh of the animal. Broadheads must have a cutting blade with a minimum diameter of ¾ of an inch.

IDAHO Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Idaho
  • Mechanical broadheads are not legal in Idaho

Regulation:

In any hunt, including general any-weapon seasons and shortrange hunts, it is unlawful to pursue or kill big game animals:

  • With arrows or bolts having broadheads measuring less than 7/8 inch in width and having a primary cutting edge less than 0.015 inch thick
  • With an arrow or bolt wherein the broadhead does not precede shaft and nock
  • With any chemicals or explosives attached to the arrow or bolt
  • With arrows or bolts having expanding broadheads
  • With arrows or bolts having barbed broadheads, which is a broadhead with any portion of which forms an angle less than 90 degrees with the shaft or ferrule
Illinois Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Illinois
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Illinois

Regulation:

Broadheads may have fixed or expandable cutting surfaces, but they must have a minimum 7/8-inch diameter when fully opened. Broadheads with fixed cutting surfaces must be metal or flint-, chert-, or obsidian-knapped; broadheads with expandable cutting surfaces must be metal.

Indiana Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Indiana
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Indiana

Regulation:

Arrows must be tipped with broadheads that are metal, metal-edged, or napped flint, chert or obsidian. Poisoned or exploding arrows are illegal.

Iowa Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Iowa
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Iowa

Regulation:

Longbows, recurve bows, and compound bows shooting broadhead arrows are permitted. There are no minimum draw weights for bows or minimum diameter for broadheads. No explosive or chemical devices may be attached to the arrow or broadhead.

Kansas Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Kansas
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Kansas

Regulation:

Arrows used for hunting big game must be equipped with broadhead points that when fully expanded cannot pass through a ring 3/4-inch in diameter. Nonbroadhead arrows may be possessed while hunting but may not be used to take big game. Devices capable of dispensing chemicals to take big game animals may not be used.

Kentucky Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Kentucky
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Kentucky

Regulation:

Fixed blade or mechanical broadheads at least 7/8” wide (when blades extended), but broadheads may not be chemically-treated.

Louisiana Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Louisiana
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Louisiana

Regulation:

Longbow, compound bow and crossbow or any bow drawn, held or released by mechanical means will be a legal means of take for all properly licensed hunters. Bow and arrow fishermen must have a sport fishing license and not carry any arrows with broadhead points unless a big game season is in progress.

Maine Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Maine
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Maine

Regulation:

Deer & bear may be taken under the archery provisions only by means of hand-held bow with a minimum draw weight of 35 pounds (for moose a minimum draw weight of 45 pounds is required), and broad-head arrow. Arrow heads (including expandable mechanical broadheads) must be at least ⅞ inch in width. It is unlawful to use a set bow, or to use arrows with poisonous or explosive tips. Hunters 65 years of age or older may hunt any wild bird or wild animal with a crossbow during any open season on that wild bird or wild animal.

Maryland Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Maryland
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Maryland

Regulation:

An individual may hunt deer and black bear with a bow that propels an arrow at least 18” in length with a minimum speed of 300 feet per second at release, uses an arrow with a sharpened broadhead with metal points and a minimum width of 7/8 inch, and has a working safety if the device is fired by a trigger.

Massachusetts Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Massachusetts
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Massachusetts

Regulation:

Archery equipment may be used during the archery season, shotgun season, and primitive firearms season. Arrows must have a well sharpened steel broadhead blade not less than 7/8 inches in width. Expanding broadheads are legal. All bows must have a draw weight of at least 40lbs at 28 inches or at peak draw. Poisoned arrows, explosive tips, and bows drawn by mechanical means are prohibited. Crossbows may be used by certain permanently disabled persons by permit only.

Michigan Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Michigan
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Michigan

Regulation:

When hunting deer, bear, elk, and turkey, crossbow hunters must use only arrows, bolts, and quarrels at least 14 inches in length and tipped with a broadhead point at least 7/8 inches wide.

Minnesota Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Minnesota
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Minnesota

Regulation:

Arrowheads used for taking big game must have a minimum of two metal cutting edges, be of barbless broadhead design, with a diameter of at least ⅞ inch. “Expandable” broadheads may be used to take big game if they meet the requirements above and: 1) are at least ⅞ inch in width and no more than 2 inches in width at or after impact; and 2) are of a barbless design and function in a barbless manner.

Mississippi Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Mississippi
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Mississippi

Regulation:

Longbows, recurves, compound bows, and crossbows. There is no minimum or maximum draw weight. There is no minimum arrow length. Fixed or mechanical broadheads may be used.

Missouri Broadhead Regulation
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Missouri
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Missouri

Regulation:

Methods allowed: Longbows, compound bows or recurve bows of any draw weight; no restrictions on broadheads.

Montana Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Montana
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Montana

Regulation:

Arrows must have a broad heads with at least two cutting edges. Expandable broad heads are legal as long as when expanded they are at 7/8 inches at the widest –point, and weigh no less than 70 grains.

Nebraska Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Nebraska
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Nebraska

Regulation:

Arrows must have a sharpened broadhead with a blade which is no less than 7/16 of an inch and cutting radius from the center of the shaft. It is never legal to use arrows which have been chemically dipped or equipped with explosives in the state of Nebraska.

Nevada Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Nevada
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Nevada

Regulation:

Arrows used in hunting big game mammals must be at least 24 inches long, weigh at least 300 grains and have:

(a) Fixed broadheads that are at least 7/8-inch wide at the widest point; or

(b) Expandable, mechanical broadheads that are at least 7/8-inch wide at the widest point when the broadhead is in the open position.

New Hampshire Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in New Hampshire
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in New Hampshire

Regulation:

Archers and crossbow hunters must have their name and address on arrows or bolts. Fixed blade broadheads cannot be less than ⅞ inches wide and not more than 1½ inches wide. Retractable blade broadheads are permitted (cannot be less than ⅞ of an inch wide when open).

New Jersey Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in New Jersey
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in New Jersey

Regulation:

Arrows must be ­fitted with a well-sharpened metal broadhead with a minimum width of ¾”.

New Mexico Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in New Mexico
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in New Mexico

Regulation:

Arrows must have broadheads (fixed or mechanical) with steel cutting edges. No drugs may be used on arrows. Arrows cannot be driven by explosives.

New York Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in New York
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in New York

Regulation:

It is unlawful to hunt big game with arrows with barbed broadheads; arrowheads less than 7/8 inches at the widest point or with less than 2 sharp cutting edges.

North Carolina Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in North Carolina
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in North Carolina

Regulation:

When used to hunt bear, deer, elk, wild turkey, alligator and feral swine, only arrows and bolts with a fixed minimum broadhead width of seven-eighths of an inch or a mechanically opening broadhead with a width of at least seven-eighths of an inch in the open position shall be used. Blunt-type arrow heads may be used in taking small animals and birds, including rabbits, squirrels, quail and grouse. Poisonous, drugged, or explosive arrowheads shall not be used for taking any wildlife.

North Dakota Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in North Dakota
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in North Dakota

Regulation:

Arrows must be at least 24 inches long, tipped with a metal broadhead, with at least two sharp cutting edges, and have a cutting diameter of at least 3/4 inch (i.e., not able to pass through a 3/4 inch ring). It is illegal to hunt big game with barbed arrows (barbed refers to an arrowhead with any fixed portion of the rear or trailing edge of the arrowhead forming an angle less than 90 degrees with the shaft). Broadheads with mechanical or retractable blades are legal. Arrows capable of causing damage or injury in excess of that inflicted by the cutting edges of the broadhead are prohibited (e.g., explosive arrow points, arrows tipped with drugs or chemicals, and pneumatic or hydraulic shafts are illegal).

Ohio Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Ohio
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Ohio

Regulation:

The arrow tip needs a minimum of two cutting edges, which may be exposed or unexposed and a minimum 3/4-inch width. Expandable and mechanical broadheads are legal. Poisoned or explosive arrows are illegal.

Oklahoma Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Oklahoma
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Oklahoma

Regulation:

Arrows and/or bolts must be fitted with hunting type points not less than 7/8 inches wide, including mechanical broadheads meeting this width requirement when fully open.

Oregon Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Oregon
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Oregon

Regulation:

Broadheads must be unbarbed and at least 7/8″ wide. Broadheads with moveable blades that fold/collapse when withdrawn are not considered barbed. Western gray squirrel may also be hunted with small game arrow points/heads. There are no restrictions on the type of arrows or broadheads which may be used to hunt game birds.

Pennsylvania Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Pennsylvania
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Pennsylvania

Regulation:

Broadheads must have a fixed or mechanical tip having sharpened cutting edges consisting of metal or naturally occurring stone. The broadhead must have an outside diameter or width of at least 7/8 of an inch, and the length may not exceed 3.25 inches.

Rhode Island Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Rhode Island
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Rhode Island

Regulation:

You may use a long bow, recurve bow, compound bow, or crossbow for hunting deer:

  • The long bow, recurve bow, and compound bow must be set at not less than 40 pounds for archers using fixed blade broadheads. These bows must be set at a minimum of 50 pounds for archers using mechanical broadheads.
  • For the long bow, recurve bow, and compound bow, only broadhead-tipped arrows with at least two metalcutting edges are allowed. All broadheads must be 7 /8 of an inch or greater at the widest point. These include mechanical broadheads measured in the open position.
  • Crossbows must be set at not less than 125 pounds minimum draw weight. One field point arrow may be carried in the quiver for the safe discharge of the crossbow. The field point arrow must be a different color from the crossbow arrow so that they can be easily distinguished.

You may use archery equipment for small game hunting, meeting the minimum draw weight required for deer hunting. Arrows tipped with small game blunts or JUDO® points may be used. However, broadhead or field point arrows may not be used for small game hunting.

South Carolina Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in South Carolina
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in South Carolina

Regulation:

There are no restrictions on draw weight/length, arrow weight/length, or broad head weight, width, or style.

South Dakota Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in South Dakota
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in South Dakota

Regulation:

Archery hunters are required to use a broadhead when hunting any big game, including turkeys both in the spring and fall seasons. Archers can still possess an arrow tipped with any point while in the field for practice. In addition, archery hunters must use a bow with a minimum of 40 pounds of draw weight when hunting elk and 30 pounds when hunting all other big game animals.

Tennessee Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Tennessee
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Tennessee

Regulation:

Hunting arrows and bolts must be equipped with sharpened broadheads.

Texas Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Texas
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Texas

Regulation:

While hunting game animals and game birds, a projectile may not be poisoned, drugged, or explosive. When used to hunt turkey and all game animals other than squirrels, a projectile must be equipped with a broadhead hunting point. An archer may have arrows/bolts with field, target, or judo points in the quiver with the broadhead hunting points. There are no restrictions or minimum requirements on arrow or bolt lengths, arrow material, arrow weight, lighted nocks, broadhead lengths or diameter, number of cutting edges, broadhead material, or mechanical broadheads.

Utah Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Utah
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Utah

Regulation:

Fixed broadheads must have two or more sharp-cutting edges that cannot pass through a 7/8-inch ring. Expandable, mechanical broadheads must have two or more sharp-cutting edges that cannot pass through a 7/8-inch ring when expanded. Arrows with chemically treated or explosive arrowheads may not be used to take big game.

Vermont Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Vermont
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Vermont

Regulation:

The arrowhead must be at least 7⁄8 of an inch in width with two or more cutting edges.

Virginia Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Virginia
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Virginia

Regulation:

Broadhead widths must be at least 7/8-inch wide or expand upon impact to 7/8-inch. It is unlawful to use explosive head arrows or arrows to which any drug, chemical, or toxic substance has been added.

Washington Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Washington
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Washington

Regulation:

Arrows used for big game hunting must weigh a minimum of 6 grains per pound, with a minimum arrow weight of 300 grains, including the broadhead. Broadheads must be sharp and be a minimum of 7/8″ wide. Barbed broadheads are illegal.

West Virginia Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in West Virginia
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in West Virginia

Regulation:

It is illegal to hunt wild turkey, bear, deer or boar with arrows with broadheads having less than two sharp-cutting edges, measuring less than 3/4 of an inch in width. It is also illegal to use an arrow with an explosive, drug-laced or poisoned head or shaft.

Wisconsin Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Wisconsin
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Wisconsin

Regulation:

Bows must have a draw weight of 30 pounds or greater, and metal broadheads must be at least 7/8 of an inch wide and kept sharp. Stone arrow heads may be used. You may not possess any poison, drug, or explosive-tipped arrow while hunting.

Wyoming Broadhead Regulations
  • All Crimson Talon Broadheads are legal in Wyoming
  • Mechanical broadheads are legal in Wyoming

Regulation:

The broadhead used on arrows or bolts shall not pass through a seven-eighths (7/8) inch solid ring when fully expanded.

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