A crossbow is a bow with a rifle-like stock that shoots bolts or short arrows.
Safe use of a crossbow requires following the safety rules for both firearms and bows.
- Crossbows may be used on private lands and Wildlife Management Area (WMA) lands statewide in South Carolina during all archery, muzzleloader, or gun seasons for deer, bear, and turkey.
- Never travel with a loaded, cocked crossbow.
- Like conventional bows, the crossbow is limited to short-range shooting.