Here's some good news if you like to hunt with a crossbow.

The 2014-15 state budget includes legislation permitting crossbow hunting during certain times of the year.

The State Department of Environmental Conservation expects to finalize regulations in time for this fall's hunting season.

The DEC has issued a fact sheet on the new legislation.

Anyone who would like a copy can contact either Senator Joseph Griffo or Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi's office.