Laser sighting devices for hunters with disabilities

Hunters who are legally blind

Legally blind hunters may use laser sighting devices to take game, subject to all other regulations, with a firearm or crossbow if all the following conditions are met:

  • The person is accompanied by a sighted person who is at least 18 years of age;
  • The sighted person possesses proof of a current or previous hunting license (other than an apprentice license) or proof of successful completion of a hunter safety class;
  • The legally blind person possesses the appropriate hunting license and proof of impairment in the form of a Secretary of State ID card.

No permit is necessary for this accommodation.

Permit to hunt using a laser sighting device

Hunters with other permanent disabilities may apply to the DNR Law Enforcement Division for a permit to use a laser sighting device with a firearm or crossbow to take game. Subject to all other regulations, a permittee may take game with the use of a laser sighting device only if accompanied by a person who is at least 18 years of age who is licensed to hunt the same game (other than an apprentice license). For application information, please call 517-284-6000.