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    Carry While Hunting? Handgunlaw.us Seeking Information

    Handgunlaw.us is going to add info on carrying concealed with your self defense firearm with a permit/license while hunting. Is this legal in your state? A link or Alpha/Numeric citation from your state laws or Regulations would be greatly appreciated if the answer is either yes or no. I believe most of the Laws/Regs on this will be in the game laws. I can find the info but it saves me a tremendous amount of time if I know exactly where to look. Plus I like to give the Alpha/Numeric Citation so people can look up the law and confirm it. Any assistance you could give Handgunlaw.us would be greatly appreciated.

    This info will be listed in the Misc Information Section like this:

    Carrying of Concealed Firearm with Permit/License While Hunting? YES or NO (With Law/Reg Alpha/Numeric Citation)

    If there are any stipulations like, not when Bow Hunting Etc., it will be listed also.

    Thank you for your help. It is very much appreciated.
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    Michigan's CPL restrictions are listed on page 28 of the Michigan hunting and trapping guide. Michigan Hunting and Trapping Guide. It says you can pack while bow hunting as long as you don't shoot the game with it. Doesn't say anything about during rifle season.

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    Kansas, YES.

    Senate Bill 152 approved by Governor on Thursday, 31 March 2011.

    K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 32-1002 is hereby amended to read as follows: 32-1002.

    (c) The provisions of this section shall not be construed to prevent:

    (3) any person who is licensed under the personal and family protection act, K.S.A. 75-7c01 et seq., and amendments thereto, from exercising the right to carry a concealed handgun while lawfully hunting, fishing or fur- harvesting; or

    (4) any person who lawfully possesses a device or attachment of any kind designed, used or intended for use in suppressing the report of any firearm from using such device or attachment in conjunction with lawful hunting, fishing or furharvesting.
    Bills and Resolutions SB152

    SENATE BILL No. 152 - Amend K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 32-1002 :: add (c) (3) and (4)

    K.S.A. 32-1002

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    Concealed Carry

    A person possessing a valid Ohio-issued Concealed Carry license may carry their concealed weapon while hunting, but it may not be used to shoot, shoot at, or kill any wild animal. For more information go to Home.

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    That is from the ODNR site: General Ohio Hunting Information

    When I get more time I will try and look up the part on the AG's website.
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    OREGON: YES

    In 1995, Oregon Legislators adopted Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 166.170 giving all authority to regulate possession of firearms solely to the Oregon Legislative Assembly.

    This law stripped the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife from having any right to restrict the possession of firearms during any hunting season. Consequently, any type of firearm may now be carried by a hunter within the state of Oregon. ODFW can naturally still regulate the manner in which game is harvested during any hunting season. But it cannot restrict the mere possession of weapons in any way at all.

    So this problem was fixed here in Oregon by our legislature 15 years ago.

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    http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources...ns/weapons.asp

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    I couldn't find any hardcore State link but supposedly Minnesota Statute 6624.714, Subd. 9 says the following:

    When is a permit to carry not required?
    A permit to carry is not required of a person: (Minnesota Statute 6624.714, Subd. 9)

    To keep or carry about the person's place of business, dwelling house, premises or on land possessed by the person a pistol;
    To carry a pistol from a place of purchase to the person's dwelling house or place of business, or from the person's dwelling house or place of business to or from a place where repairing is done, to have the pistol repaired;
    To carry a pistol between the person's dwelling house and place of business;
    To carry a pistol in the woods or fields or upon the waters of this state for the purpose of hunting or of target shooting in a safe area;
    To transport a pistol in a motor vehicle, snowmobile or boat if the pistol is unloaded, contained in a closed and fastened case, gun box, or securely tied package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    OREGON: YES

    In 1995, Oregon Legislators adopted Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 166.170 giving all authority to regulate possession of firearms solely to the Oregon Legislative Assembly.

    This law stripped the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife from having any right to restrict the possession of firearms during any hunting season. Consequently, any type of firearm may now be carried by a hunter within the state of Oregon. ODFW can naturally still regulate the manner in which game is harvested during any hunting season. But it cannot restrict the mere possession of weapons in any way at all.

    So this problem was fixed here in Oregon by our legislature 15 years ago.

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    ODFW: Weapons Restrictions

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    Note that at this time, anytime a hunter is operating an ATV, he/she cannot have a loaded firearm. There is no exemption for CHL, though a bill currently in the state legislature could change this.

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    It has ALWAYS been legal to CCW without a permit while hunting with a firearm in MO. Even before CCW you could carry a concealed firearm when you carried an exposed firearm.
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    Here in Montana it is completely legal during bowhunting and general firearms hunting season, to carry a sidearm concealed or open carry. Just because your hunting does not mean that you can not defend yourself should the need arise. Montana is also working on a permitless carry, simply because one can carry concealed outside of city limits with no permit, and they feel that city borders should not interfere with the right to carry for those legally able to do so.
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    ARCHERY DEER SEASON (now includes crossbow )
    During the archery deer seasons, it is illegal to carry afield a pistol, revolver or other firearm while bow hunting for deer.

    Exceptions: This prohibition does not apply to pistols carried under authority of a concealed pistol license or properly carried under authority of a specific exception from the requirement of a concealed pistol license. However, a concealed pistol license does not authorize the individual to use the pistol to take game except as provided by law.

    The above is taken from The DNR handbook.

    The Exceptions paragraph was added to the Michigan DNR handbook as a clarification of DNR rules intact before Concealed pistol licenses were issued.
    Lets just say certain DNR officers thought that the original law included concealed pistol license holders as well, thus the clarification.
    FYI... Michigan's shall inform law does include DNR officer's.
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    Virginia: YES

    General Information & Hunting Regulations

    Addressed under section: Legal Use of Firearms and Archery Equipment
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    Yes in SC including open carry: #4

    SECTION 16-23-20. Unlawful carrying of handgun; exceptions.

    It is unlawful for anyone to carry about the person any handgun, whether concealed or not, except as follows, unless otherwise specifically prohibited by law:

    (1) regular, salaried law enforcement officers, and reserve police officers of a state agency, municipality, or county of the State, uncompensated Governor’s constables, law enforcement officers of the federal government or other states when they are carrying out official duties while in this State, deputy enforcement officers of the Natural Resources Enforcement Division of the Department of Natural Resources, and retired commissioned law enforcement officers employed as private detectives or private investigators;

    (2) members of the Armed Forces of the United States, the National Guard, organized reserves, or the State Militia when on duty;

    (3) members, or their invited guests, of organizations authorized by law to purchase or receive firearms from the United States or this State or regularly enrolled members, or their invited guests, of clubs organized for the purpose of target shooting or collecting modern and antique firearms while these members, or their invited guests, are at or going to or from their places of target practice or their shows and exhibits;

    (4) licensed hunters or fishermen who are engaged in hunting or fishing or going to or from their places of hunting or fishing while in a vehicle or on foot;
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    In nc mostly yes.
    http://www.ncwildlife.org/Regs/2010_...RegsDigest.pdf
    Manner of taking page 41
    Also, as discussed in the past about National Forests which are Game lands,
    Page 62 under Game Lands restrictions, sub para weapons has some restrictions to a .22lr handgun; depending on what is being hunted.

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    Thanks to everyone who has assisted Handgunlaw.us with this Information. It has saved me hours of searching. I have been confirming the information and have info on all the states except for those listed below. I have not been researching states without any info yet. Still confirming. Some will have no law saying you can't. Laws mainly say what you can't do. There are a few states that people have told me Yes you can but I can't confirm it. These may be states that don't have any law against it. It will take a few weeks to sort through it all and get it added to the state pages then more time to get the new pages uploaded to the site.

    Again "Thank You!" You have saved me a lot of time. When I know where to look it makes it so much easier.

    Here is Info I am not sure about or have not researched yet!

    Montana Yes? DNR (I can find nothing in MT law/regs that says you can't)

    Idaho No During Primitive Weapons Season. Unknown at other times. (Can't find anything saying you can't at other times. Idaho Fish & Game Hunting Regulations

    Alaska Yes? No Law found stating you couldn't. Knowing AK you most likely can. Still Looking.

    Kentucky Yes? But not doing Bow or Muzzle Loading seasons. Look Up ???????????????? Can't find this.

    Missouri YES ????? Might not be any law. Can't find anything.

    Delaware, Hawaii, Montana, South Dakota, Iowa, New Hampshire, Maryland, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico

    Here is what I have that will go on State Pages. The URL's listed will also be posted on those state pages.

    Is Carrying of a Concealed Firearm with Permit/License
    for Defensive Purposes Only While Hunting Legal?


    Kansas Yes 32-1002. (3)

    Texas Yes (No Law/Reg)

    Michigan Yes (St. of MI Hunting & Trapping Digest)

    Utah Yes 76-10-504 (5) & Admin Rule R657-5-11

    Ohio Yes Hunting & Fishing Regulations

    Florida Yes 790.25 (3)

    Nebraska Yes NE Big Game Guide (But not while Bow Hunting)

    Massachusetts No (MA Dept of Fish & Wildlife Regs)

    Washington Yes RCW 9.41.060 & WAC 232-12-054 & WAC 232-12-051

    South Carolina Yes SECTION 16-23-20

    Pennsylvania Yes PA Hunting & Trapping Digest & PA Statutes Sec. 2525

    Georgia Yes O.C.G.A. 27-3-1.1 & 27-3-6

    New York In Most Instances No (See Regulations) Deer and Bear Hunting Regulations - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

    Oregon Yes OR Dept of Fish and Wildlife Hunting Resources

    Connecticut In Most Instances No See DEP Hunting Laws & Regs DEP: Hunting Laws and Regulations

    Vermont Yes Except When Turkey Hunting (VT Fish & Wildlife Guide) http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/lib...%20maps%29.pdf

    Alabama No In Most Instances. See AL Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Reg 220-2
    http://www.alabamaadministrativecode...con_/220-2.pdf

    Minnesota Yes Except when Hunting Deer with a Bow & Shining. Some Refuges Prohibit Handguns. See MN Statute 97B.211 & MN Hunting & Trapping Regulations Handbook

    Michigan Yes DNR Hunting & Trapping Digest

    North Dakota: Yes 62.1-02-10 & ND Game & Fish Hunting Regulations Guide

    Virginia Yes 18.2-308 & VA Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries General Information & Hunting Regulations

    California Yes 12027(g)

    Nevada Yes But not while Bow Hunting or Muzzle Loading Hunting. NAC 503.144 & NAC 503.142

    Arizona Yes Except When Bow & Muzzle Loading Hunting R12-4-318 AZ Game & Fish Dept Hunting/Trapping Regs

    Arkansas Yes 07.04 AR Game & Fish Comm. Code Book & the AR G&FC Gen Hunting Regulations

    Maine Yes Except when Bow Hunting St of Maine Hunting and Trapping Laws and Rules

    Tennessee - Yes TN Wildlife Resources Agency Hunting and Trapping Guide.

    West Virginia Yes WV Dept of Nat Resources General Regulations

    Indiana Yes IN DNR Deer, Turkey and Hunting/Trapping Guides

    Louisiana Yes Except During Deer Bow Season & Turkey Season LA Wildlife & Fisheries Hunting Regulations

    Mississippi I can find nothing mentioning Concealed Carry while hunting in MS Hunting Regs.

    North Carolina Yes Except when Bow or Muzzle Loader Hunting. Only 22 LR handguns can be carried on Game Lands.
    NC Inland Fishing, Hunting & Trapping Regulation Digest
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    Missouri allows CCW while Deer Hunting both archery or firearms but there are restrictions on using firearm to take deer during firearms season.

    http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/cu...csr/3c10-7.pdf

    Firearms....
    2. Self-loading firearms with capacity of
    more than eleven (11) cartridges in magazine
    and chamber combined with the exception of
    concealed firearms carried by persons issued
    a concealed carry endorsement on a driver
    license or non-driver license and any qualified
    law enforcement officer or qualified
    retired law enforcement officer as defined in
    the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety
    Act (18 USC 926B or 18 USC 926C)
    (Firearms possessed under this exception may
    not be used to take wildlife while deer hunting.
    Proof of this exception must be carried
    while hunting.);

    Archery....
    3 CSR 10-7.432 Deer: Archery Hunting
    Season
    PURPOSE: This rule establishes the archery
    deer hunting season, limits, and provisions
    for hunting.
    (1) The archery deer hunting season is September
    15, 2010, through January 15, 2011,
    excluding the November portion of the
    firearms deer hunting season. Use archery
    methods only; firearms may not be possessed
    with the following exceptions (Firearms possessed
    under these exceptions may not be
    used to take wildlife while archery hunting.
    Proof of this exception must be carried while
    hunting.):

    (A) Any person who has been issued a
    concealed carry endorsement on a driver
    license or non-driver license and such
    endorsement or license has not been suspended,
    revoked, canceled, or denied may
    carry concealed firearms on or about his/her
    person while hunting; and
    (B) Any qualified law enforcement officer
    or qualified retired law enforcement officer
    as defined in the Federal Law Enforcement
    Officers Safety Act (18 USC 926B or 18
    USC 926C) may carry concealed firearms on
    or about his/her person while hunting.
    (2)

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