Illinois Crossbow Whitetail Deer Hunts
due to an injury or handicap. Thanks to the recent changes to the Illinois crossbow laws we can now allow ANY Licensed
Archery Hunter the ability to pursue the Illinois whitetail with a crossbow. Yes you read it correctly...

                                Illinois Crossbow Regulations:
Crossbows used in hunting shall:

a) have minimum and a maximum peak draw
weight of 125 and 200 pounds, respectively.

b) have a minimum overall length (from butt of
stock to front of limb) of 24 inches.

c) have a working safety.

d) be used with fletched bolts or arrows of not
less than 14 inches in length (not including

e) use broadheads that may have fixed (must be
metal or flint-, chert- or obsidian-napped) or
expandable blades (must be metal), but they
must be a minimum 7/8 inch diameter when
fully opened.

f) NOT use electronic tracking systems utilizing
radio telemetry. Note: On state-owned and
-managed hunting areas flu flu arrows must be
used for taking upland game
Illinois Crossbow Hunts
Backwoods Whitetails
P.O. Box 372
240 West Main St.
Ipava, IL 61441
Phone: 309-224-2853
ALL Crossbow Hunts are priced
according to the Hunt Selected!
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