Crossbow Hunting / The State Of Texas.
Crossbows are lawful for any person during the Archery-Only Open Season in all Texas counties except Grayson County.
In Grayson County, no person may use a crossbow to hunt deer during the Archery-Only Open Season unless the person has an upper-limb disability and has in immediate possession a physician's statement that certifies the extent of the disability. An upper-limb disability is a permanent loss of the use of fingers, hand, or arm in a manner that renders the person incapable of using a longbow, compound bow, or recurved bow.
Any person, regardless of physical ability, may use a crossbow to hunt game animals or game birds in any county, including Grayson County, during a general open season or Eastern spring turkey season.
An archery stamp endorsement is required to hunt deer during the Archery-Only Open Season. An archery stamp endorsement is required to hunt deer at any time in Grayson County, including during the general open season.
A crossbow is lawful for game animals and game birds, provided:
- the crossbow has a minimum pull of 125 pounds;
- the crossbow has a mechanical safety; and
- the crossbow stock is not less than 25 inches in length.
Telescopic sights are lawful.
Projectiles (Arrows and Crossbow Bolts):
- 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 that is at least 7/8-inch in width (upon impact) and has a minimum of two cutting edges. A mechanical broadhead must begin to open upon impact and, when open, must be a minimum of 7/8-inch in width.
- An archer may have arrows/bolts with field, target, or judo points in the quiver with the broadhead hunting points.