While the airbow will be allowed for rifle season, they will not be legal to use in Oklahoma during their archery or muzzleloader seasons. The commission has classified the weapon as a gun for hunting purposes.
“There is nothing about that weapon that constitutes a bow and arrow in the conventional sense,” said Wildlife Commissioner James Barwick of Edmond.
How do they work?
The airbow is considered a hybrid hunting product, powered by 3000 PSI of compressed air to fire the arrow. The integrate pressure regulator allows shooters to deliver 8 consistent shots at 450 FPS per charge.
The Pioneer Airbow has a free-floating barrel with a stabilizing system built for accuracy, and a compact design with a 33.5″ overall length.
Other states that allow the use of the airbow for hunting include: Washington, Maryland, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Missouri, Virginia, and Arizona. There are other states that allow the use of airbows for non-game species, such as hog hunting in Florida, Georgia, and Texas.