NYS Bow Sight Question

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  1. Black09JK

    Black09JK Newb

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    Is a sight with the LED that illuminates your pins considered illegal for hunting in New York.

    From DEC website:

    "It is unlawful to hunt big game with:

    •A firearm or bow aided by any artificial light or a laser that projects a beam toward the target."

    Deer and Bear Hunting Regulations - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

    Or is that in reference only to flashlight and spotlight type stuff?

    I ask because it is impossible to see the pins when inside of my blind.
     
  2. maxpetros

    maxpetros Grizzled Veteran

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    It is legal, it just refers to no lighting used to illuminate the game not your setup


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  3. BACKSTRAPASSASSIN

    BACKSTRAPASSASSIN Die Hard Bowhunter

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    It illuminates the pins not the target...your good to go

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  4. Black09JK

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    Thank you. Thats what I thought, but you can never really be sure with NY rules and regs.
     
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    rangerFGM Newb

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    your OK in NY illuminating the pins ......
     
  6. LoneWolf1

    LoneWolf1 Newb

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    yes you are ok here in New York I hunt check out the regs. as I working on get a bow and start bow hunting myself
     

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