Apply for a crossbow permit
What you need
You will need:
- A hunting/sporting license.
- A MassFishHunt profile.
- Written certification from a physician. The physician must explain how the permanent disability affects your ability to operate a conventional bow.
How to apply
Download the Crossbow Permit application. Once completed by you and your physician, mail it to:
MassWildlife Field Headquarters
1 Rabbit Hill Rd
Westborough, MA 01581
Please allow 10 days before checking the status of your application.
You will not receive a copy of the permit through the mail. You must reprint your Hunting or Sporting License in MassFishHunt. Log in and go to Inventory/Reprint License to find your licenses. Your license should read "Disability: Crossbow" if the application has been processed.
The crossbow status will be valid for the lifetime of the applicant. Once you get the permit, you can never use a conventional bow and arrow to hunt in Massachusetts again.
The application is subject to a review by a medical review board. This would be at the expense of the applicant.