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DNR says new exploding arrow tip illegal for hunting

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - DNR wardens are hoping to spread the word about a new special arrow tip they say is illegal to hunt with in Wisconsin.

It's a specialized bullet-like tip that is designed to fit on arrows and then explode on impact.  Either a .38 or a .357 magnum bullet fits into the attachment, which then replaces the normal arrowhead.  The DNR has received numerous calls and emails about the product.  It says the exploding action and state size requirements make it illegal for hunting.  "On arrows, if you're going to use them for big game, it has to be at least 7/8ths of an inch wide for a cutting surface on it... so this is just one of the definitions that an exploding tip or an exploding head on an arrow is not legal in Wisconsin," said DNR Recreation Safety Warden Bill Yearman.

The DNR wants to remind people that even carrying the product with you while hunting is illegal.  However, the product could be used for recreational purposes like target practice.

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