Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > General Topics > The Lounge
Forum Register Expert Commentary Members List


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-02-2010, 10:49 PM
setxn's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 617
Likes: 32
Liked 106 Times in 69 Posts
Default Firearms while bowhunting

Another thread made me curious about firearms possession during the archery only regulations in other states.Texas is very specific about this and I was hoping to hear about the other 49,pass info on please.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-02-2010, 10:56 PM
jkc jkc is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 2,835
Likes: 1,259
Liked 600 Times in 339 Posts
Default

Bowhunters may not have firearms in the field while hunting in AZ.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-02-2010, 10:58 PM
woodsltc's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 2,111
Likes: 724
Liked 954 Times in 443 Posts
Default

Firearms are not allowed to be carried while bow hunting during "bow only" season in Tennessee.

Hunting with a bow is allowed during rifle season and you can carry a legal firearm along with your bow at that time.

Don
__________________
Laus Deo! <><
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-02-2010, 11:22 PM
66TAS's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Senoia, Ga
Posts: 654
Likes: 5
Liked 29 Times in 14 Posts
Default

Just this past season, Georgia changed the regulations to state that a carry permit holder may carry a handgun while bow hunting during bow only season and during muzzle loader season. It was argued that to not allow a carry permit holder to carry his handgun during any part of hunting season was against the spirit of the law and DNR agreed.
__________________
Nothing to see here,move along
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-02-2010, 11:59 PM
ladder13's Avatar
SWCA Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Great State of Upper NY
Posts: 14,342
Likes: 9,984
Liked 8,134 Times in 3,413 Posts
Default

No firearms while bowhunting in NY.
__________________
Pride go before the fall
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-03-2010, 12:03 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: mn- the state where nothing is allowed
Posts: 333
Likes: 16
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

In Minnesota a firearm may be carried while bowhunting as long as it is concealed while in the presence of a CO or other law enforcement personel.
__________________
Chad
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-03-2010, 07:36 AM
gjamison's Avatar
SWCA Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Finger Lakes Region of NY
Posts: 2,023
Likes: 148
Liked 842 Times in 191 Posts
Default

NY is thinking of changing this law. we are getting a larger bear and coyote population(some say big cat's to) i have a carry permit and i just think it's my right to protect myself, weather in a treestand or just walking in the woods, early morning or once the sun goes down...
__________________
George Jamison
S&WCA #2143
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-03-2010, 07:41 AM
BarbC's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Central FL
Posts: 3,843
Likes: 453
Liked 457 Times in 152 Posts
Default

PA issues a Sportsmans Firearm Permit for open carrying a revolver while engaged in fishing, hunting, trapping and/or dog training. It's $6, good for 5 years, and you must have a valid hunting or fishing permit.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-03-2010, 08:07 AM
jeepjeepwhat's Avatar
US Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Mountains of Maryland
Posts: 608
Likes: 48
Liked 64 Times in 16 Posts
Send a message via AIM to jeepjeepwhat
Default

In Maryland NO firearms are allowed during bow only season.

The first black bear sniffing up your tree stand makes one think long and hard about choices and consequences.
__________________
Cheers -Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-03-2010, 08:13 AM
Hofstet's Avatar
SWCA Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Northern MI
Posts: 518
Likes: 3
Liked 30 Times in 7 Posts
Default

I never go into the woods w/o my carry gun, no matter what the hunting season.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-03-2010, 08:56 AM
s&wchad's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Great Lakes State
Posts: 11,048
Likes: 1,122
Liked 2,174 Times in 753 Posts
Thumbs up Michigan

From the MI DNR website:

Archery Deer Seasons
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.
__________________
"I also cook."
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-03-2010, 08:59 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NE ohio
Posts: 309
Likes: 14
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

When we first got CC the OH DNR decided to play God and refuse us our rights- even on our own land etc. That lasted a year I think. I usually carry now bowhunting and woodwalking. Makes no sense to me to go unprotected in the secluded areas anymore than the city.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-03-2010, 09:44 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern IN
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Indiana allows it, if you have a CCP.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-03-2010, 09:49 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 71
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default CCW while bow hunting

Ky and AR allow it, if you have your carry permit. You have to be careful, in some states you have to inform the CO you are carrying if approached.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-03-2010, 10:13 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 72
Likes: 4
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

In Montana, it's a little vague (what the regulations intend), but everyone I know who bow hunts carry a large pistol, and most carry pepper spray too.
Grizzly bears at times will come running when they hear your elk bugle call.

from MFWP regs:
"Archery Only Season: A season usually prior to the “General Season,” when deer, elk and antelope may be hunted only with lawful archery equipment. Occasionally, some hunting districts with special circumstances may allow concurrent firearm use to address game damage issues; or firearms may be used for hunting other species, such as black bear.
ArchEquip Only: A weapons restriction limiting hunting to the use of lawful archery equipment."
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-03-2010, 10:53 AM
US Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Old Dominion
Posts: 1,004
Likes: 79
Liked 207 Times in 112 Posts
Default

In Virginia, carrying a firearm while bowhunting is prohibited with the exception of carry of a concealed handgun with a concealed carry permit. You may not use the handgun to take game. I believe that goes for National Forrest lands in Va. also.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-03-2010, 04:43 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Oak Grove, Oregon
Posts: 600
Likes: 257
Liked 236 Times in 77 Posts
Default

Legal in Oregon for a few years. Too many hunters were having close encounters with other hunters that were using fangs.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-03-2010, 09:06 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 362
Likes: 17
Liked 18 Times in 14 Posts
Default

Here in the Badger State we can carry a handgun while bowhunting for black bear. The law requires the barrel to be at least 4". The season is also open for gun hunters. If you choose to have a camera man along, he must have a harvest tag to be able to carry a gun. It's hard to receive a harvest tag here, so chances are he can film but can only carry a camera. (I have his back)

spricks
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ccw, concealed

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
The Lounge Thread, Firearms while bowhunting in General Topics; Another thread made me curious about firearms possession during the archery only regulations in other states.Texas is very specific about ...
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Firearms Art Bullseye 2620 The Lounge 7 08-10-2010 02:28 PM
Suggestions for a new bowhunting gun norad45 S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 8 01-29-2010 11:01 PM
Rex Firearms Co. ? gjamison S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 13 08-27-2009 01:10 PM
Several firearms WTS in NC abraves GUNS - For Sale or Trade 3 08-04-2009 11:10 PM
Firearms redcoat WANTED to Buy 3 05-28-2009 11:48 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:59 PM.


© S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)