Bow hunting regulations vary by state, according to Wasp Archery. For example, In Alabama, Arizona, California and Delaware, mechanical broadheads are legal, but in Oregon and Washington State, they are not. Vermont, Ohio, North Carolina and Texas permit hunting with mechanical broadheads but forbid using explosive tip or poisoned arrows.
South Carolina allows hunting with mechanical broadheads. Hunters in South Carolina can use any broadhead width, weight or style, and any draw or arrow weight or length they choose, notes Wasp Archery. Rhode Island is stricter, as it requires arrows to be broadhead and to have two or more cutting edges that are 7/8 of an inch or more at their widest points, as of 2015.