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Title: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 18, 2009, 10:40:26 PM
 @--0--0117 Just curious if your state allows the carrying of a sidearm during your Archery season. Here in CT it is not allowed under any circumstances. How about your state, and do you and your hunting partners agree with it? %^$^
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 18, 2009, 11:05:49 PM
It is not allowed here in TX during the archery deer season.  I don't agree with the law but I understand why we have it.  With the infestation of wild hogs throughout much of the country it may be time to reconsider allowing it.  It's a scary thing walking quietly to the stand before daylight only to become aware you have walked right into a group of wild hogs.  I see them often in the evenings too and wished several times I had a 40 cal w/red dot sight strapped to my side.  If it were allowed I would definately carry it for safety sake.  I'm not a good enough shot to hunt with it but in close range to wild hogs I wouldn't hesitate to use it.  
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 18, 2009, 11:14:07 PM
Same here in Michigan, but if I remember right, in Colorado you can carry open while bowhunting.  I hear ya Russcat, here in Michigan it isn't a good thought to be hunting bear with a bow and trying to walk out at night without any protection!
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2009, 01:29:10 AM
It is not allowed here in TX during the archery deer season.  I don't agree with the law but I understand why we have it.  With the infestation of wild hogs throughout much of the country it may be time to reconsider allowing it.  It's a scary thing walking quietly to the stand before daylight only to become aware you have walked right into a group of wild hogs.  I see them often in the evenings too and wished several times I had my 40 cal w/red dot sight strapped to my side.  If it were allowed I would definately carry it for safety sake.  I'm not a good enough shot to hunt with it but in close range to wild hogs I wouldn't hesitate to use it. 
Yeah, russ, they need to change that. I carry a large machete with me but it would be nice to have a gun if you come across hogs or a big cat!  --7-8-9
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2009, 05:25:50 AM
Not allowed in NJ.  Fact if is almost impossible to carry in NJ usless law enforcement.

NJ %^$^
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2009, 06:51:27 AM
As long as your not carrying a scoped 10 inch barrel hunting rig, I dont see why they would not let us carry I think its just one of those laws that hasnt had  a little common sense applied to it.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2009, 06:56:18 AM
In NY, no firearm is permitted to accompany a bow hunter during the bow season, and this includes off duty law enforcement personnel.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2009, 08:22:51 AM
In NY, no firearm is permitted to accompany a bow hunter during the bow season, and this includes off duty law enforcement personnel.

Same in NC.


PJ
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2009, 08:28:29 AM
  It is illegal to have a sidearm, or any firearm in the field while bowhunting in California.  You can have one in camp. But, if you have read my post about bear encounter,s you'll understand why I carry all the time. While bowhunting or not. I realize I could be sited under fish and game law's, but it's better than being dead.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2009, 08:41:37 AM
Yes it is allowed here in Alabama. But I never seen a reason to do so. But if hogs keep getting worse I will probably start carrying one.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2009, 11:45:33 AM
Yes it is allowed here in Alabama. But I never seen a reason to do so. But if hogs keep getting worse I will probably start carrying one.

Unless something has changed real recent, it is illegal in Alabama to carry any type firearm during bow season regardless of caliber. I will check on this to make certain.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2009, 11:50:07 AM
Not allowed here in MO. Not suppose to have any firearm on your person while bowhunting.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 20, 2009, 06:20:18 AM
As was previously mentioned, not here in NJ.  I sure wish we could though...I'd feel a lot better about the bears if I could. 
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 20, 2009, 07:17:22 AM
No firearms allowed with bow hunter here in NY. A bowhunter could not have a muzzleloader hunter accompany them even through the seasons overlap here.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 20, 2009, 08:02:27 AM
Good Point Zos41, and a dangerous trap for some hunting camps that host both types of members during the overlapping seasons.  Thanks for pointing it out.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 20, 2009, 08:29:03 AM
It is legal in Georgia if you have a consealed weapon permit in your possion while bow hunting.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 20, 2009, 08:36:16 AM
It is legal in Georgia if you have a consealed weapon permit in your possion while bow hunting.
I believe the same is true here in florida
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 21, 2009, 06:46:21 PM
In Missouri you can not carry any firearm while bowhunting. I know a guy that got a $250 ticket last year for carrying his pistol.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on July 23, 2009, 09:08:36 AM
It's supposed to be illegal here in Florida, however, most of the Game Wardens I have talked to say that if you are loaded with snake shot (we have LOTS of rattlers here - killed three on our lease last year), they won't cite you, but if you're loaded with hollow points or some other big game or defense rounds, you're probably gonna get a ticket.

Ed
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 03, 2009, 03:30:43 PM
No can do here in Tennessee. If I could though I could put the smack down on some coyotes. They get awful close to me some times. I guess I'm just too dad gum stealthy..  --099-780
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 03, 2009, 03:36:16 PM
No. It is illegal in Alabama to carry a firearm while bowhunting regardless of caliber.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 03, 2009, 03:42:46 PM
Not sure in WI. Going to check cause I would feel better! Lots of Wolves up this way and now sitings of Cats
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 03, 2009, 04:02:56 PM
no way in NJ...state don't trust their residents enough to be able to protect themselves...it's pathetic.  Not too sure bout VA where I'm from though...I do, just cause of where I hunt...don't want no pesky bears or kitty cats getting to me!!!  come to think of it i carry most everywhere while in VA...don't feel right without it on my hip.  maybe ill look into that cause i certainly don't want to get ticketed.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 03, 2009, 04:21:50 PM
In VA, you can carry if you have concealed weapons permit
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 04, 2009, 06:31:56 AM
In VA, you can carry if you have concealed weapons permit
I believe this is true in PA also. I will investigate further and let you know how the law reads.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 04, 2009, 09:08:00 AM
Same here in Michigan, but if I remember right, in Colorado you can carry open while bowhunting.  I hear ya Russcat, here in Michigan it isn't a good thought to be hunting bear with a bow and trying to walk out at night without any protection!
UNJ is correct and he is not correct... you can carry a handgun during archery season in Michigan but only if you have a CPL (CCW) and carry it concealed.  I always carry mine.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 04, 2009, 09:09:46 AM
Same here in Michigan, but if I remember right, in Colorado you can carry open while bowhunting.  I hear ya Russcat, here in Michigan it isn't a good thought to be hunting bear with a bow and trying to walk out at night without any protection!
UNJ is correct and he is not correct... you can carry a handgun during archery season in Michigan but only if you have a CPL (CCW) and carry it concealed.  I always carry mine.

remind me not to make you mad if i see you bowhunting! ;D
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 03, 2009, 09:31:03 PM
I'm not sure wether or not a side arm can be carried but a bow hunter can be accompinied by a firearm hunter, but not in the same stand location. Enter and exiting the area is ok. I am going to try to find out if a side arm can be carried.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 16, 2009, 01:32:07 PM
Yes, sidearm can be carried while bowhunting in ND, they passed that 2 years ago, the same year they opened the mountain lion season, you do not need a cwp either, just strap it on your belt or shoulder holster and go, It cannot be used in any manner to assist in the hunt, but must be a legal hunting caliber, try and figure that one, so of course I had to run out and get a new 357 Ruger Super Blackhawk, the cat sitings are getting quite commonplace, another reason my wife refuses to get in the stand with me
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 16, 2009, 04:43:08 PM
Not legal where I hunt in Ga. during archery season.  However, I do carry my .45 while bow hunting due to being a retired L.E.O.  I could possibly still be fined but, I'd rather take my chances than be unarmed and have a panther, etc. come after me while walking to or from my stand.  I had a panther come out to within 30 ft. of my stand last year so, now it has me concerned enough that I carry.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 16, 2009, 05:14:55 PM
I pulled this question from the Florida game and fish web site, You can carry a concealed weapon (i.e. pistol) on almost any watermanagement area (the ones you can't are listed) during any time of year including archery season if you have a concealed weapons permit and do not open carry. Now if you shoot something that mite be a whole nother storey.

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Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 16, 2009, 08:12:26 PM
So the answer in SD is yes an archery hunter can carry a side arm BUT must have a valid concealed weapons permit.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 16, 2009, 08:33:18 PM
Same here in Michigan, but if I remember right, in Colorado you can carry open while bowhunting.  I hear ya Russcat, here in Michigan it isn't a good thought to be hunting bear with a bow and trying to walk out at night without any protection!
UNJ is correct and he is not correct... you can carry a handgun during archery season in Michigan but only if you have a CPL (CCW) and carry it concealed.  I always carry mine.
i thought you could carry it but it had to be visable when hunting?
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 16, 2009, 08:45:27 PM
I took this quote straight from the 09-10 digest,


"NOTE: It is unlawful to have any firearm in possession while hunting deer with a bow and arrow or crossbow."

so no although i would like to for squirrel hunting and coyote.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 17, 2009, 10:44:19 AM
 They just changed it this year. You can now carry in WA state if you have a concealed carry permit.

 About dang time too! Last thing you want is to be looking at a nice deer/elk that you got and find out that a bear or cougar would like it instead.

 I would never go in our woods without a handgun if I had a CC. I don't at the moment, so I'm extra watchful when I'm out there.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 17, 2009, 03:32:08 PM
Same here in Michigan, but if I remember right, in Colorado you can carry open while bowhunting.  I hear ya Russcat, here in Michigan it isn't a good thought to be hunting bear with a bow and trying to walk out at night without any protection!
UNJ is correct and he is not correct... you can carry a handgun during archery season in Michigan but only if you have a CPL (CCW) and carry it concealed.  I always carry mine.
I've been meaning to get my concealed permit, just for bowhunting.  The sightings of more and more wolves concerns me...walking in a scent free suit, possibly with deer scents, in the pitch dark...just a possible target for predators.  Just haven't had time to take the class...but I'll get to it.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 17, 2009, 08:20:01 PM
Florida you can with your concealed carry dont leave home without it.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 21, 2009, 03:21:05 PM
Same here in Michigan, but if I remember right, in Colorado you can carry open while bowhunting.  I hear ya Russcat, here in Michigan it isn't a good thought to be hunting bear with a bow and trying to walk out at night without any protection!

You can in Michigan if you have a concealed weapons permit. I f you do not attempt to take game with it.
Title: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 21, 2009, 03:37:51 PM
Not in Alabama...
It makes it bad on us Bow Hunter's here when it's still warm the Bad Snakes are out in force.
Had one Hunting Bud who had a Timber Rattle Snake try to climb the Ladder Stand he was sitting in last year...
He sot all his arrows in his quiver before the Snake made it to the 4th step.
It's a Law I don't agree with but I abide by it...

Possum %^$^
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 02, 2010, 07:20:05 PM
In Wisconsin you can carry a handgun while archery hunting.  However, it must be visable not concealed.  Also, read your regs every year because there are new laws and new changes every year. 
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 12, 2010, 06:30:37 PM
In Wisconsin you can carry a handgun while archery hunting.  However, it must be visable not concealed.  Also, read your regs every year because there are new laws and new changes every year. 

I hunt alone 95% of the time and usually on public land.
During archery season, I am never without my handgun, visible on my belt.

Just in case I run into a bunch of guys who decide it might be more fun to hunt me than the current species!!

I am very glad we don't have the regulations some of these other states do!

~ Carrie

Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on March 30, 2010, 01:11:11 PM
It is legal in Georgia if you have a consealed weapon permit in your possion while bow hunting.

This was recently changed within the past two years here in GA! 
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on March 30, 2010, 01:31:07 PM
in NY I believe the only time you can carry a pistol is during the regular season with a bow....in bow or muzzleloading seasons you can't carry a pistol......it is controversial do to our carry permits and some of us carry them but if you use it and get caught your done...that includes finishing a deer off from a bow or muzzleload shot..its hard to conceal a 44 mag ;D I do have a conceal permit...some of us do and in last few years a lot of judges only allow show on the firearms for hunting...I was lucky to get mine years ago as a concealed weapon.....maybe somebody knows better than I but I still believe you are not suppose to even carry one unless its during the regular firearms season. @--0--0118
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on March 30, 2010, 01:46:26 PM
in NY I believe the only time you can carry a pistol is during the regular season with a bow....in bow or muzzleloading seasons you can't carry a pistol......it is controversial do to our carry permits and some of us carry them but if you use it and get caught your done...that includes finishing a deer off from a bow or muzzleload shot..its hard to conceal a 44 mag ;D I do have a conceal permit...some of us do and in last few years a lot of judges only allow show on the firearms for hunting...I was lucky to get mine years ago as a concealed weapon.....maybe somebody knows better than I but I still believe you are not suppose to even carry one unless its during the regular firearms season. @--0--0118

I was right and I just checked the regs you cannot carry any type of firearm when bowhunting during the bowhunting season
in NY
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on March 30, 2010, 02:00:06 PM
I'm sure it's the same in Md DPD I'll check but knowing my great state they are still behind the times @--0--0126
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on March 30, 2010, 02:05:19 PM
I'm sure it's the same in Md DPD I'll check but knowing my great state they are still behind the times @--0--0126

probably bluetoe, with the coyotes and the rabid coons I would really feel uneasy walking in the woods without any firearms...we also have coydogs...half coyote and half dog...their the worst and bigger than a coyote  and dangerous in packs that they travel in...my father was going to get attacked by some when he was hunting luckily he had his gun, I've got a picture somewhere if I ever find it I'll post it of his coydog kill...they are really mean fang looking things --7-8-9
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on March 31, 2010, 09:39:23 AM
In Wisconsin you can carry a handgun while archery hunting.  However, it must be visable not concealed.  Also, read your regs every year because there are new laws and new changes every year. 

I hunt alone 95% of the time and usually on public land.
During archery season, I am never without my handgun, visible on my belt.

Just in case I run into a bunch of guys who decide it might be more fun to hunt me than the current species!!

I am very glad we don't have the regulations some of these other states do!

~ Carrie

 @--0--0123 Smart move CarrieZ you don't know what kind of vermin you'll run into these days. Even us guys have to be cautious. Have a great season this fall!!
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on May 18, 2010, 11:13:26 AM
In VA, you can carry if you have concealed weapons permit
I believe this is true in PA also. I will investigate further and let you know how the law reads.

In PA, those with CCW (concealed carry) permits can legally carry.  This was added to the regulations in 2007, I believe.

Joe
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on May 18, 2010, 12:18:52 PM
Not in NC - can carry sidearm during Rifle season only!
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on May 18, 2010, 12:23:38 PM
Yes it is allowed here in Alabama. But I never seen a reason to do so. But if hogs keep getting worse I will probably start carrying one.

Unless something has changed real recent, it is illegal in Alabama to carry any type firearm during bow season regardless of caliber. I will check on this to make certain.
That is what I was told by a game warden also.  I was wanting to carry one for yotes, but was told that was a no-no.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 26, 2010, 11:01:33 PM
In MO you can't and I understand why.  But once again all this regulation is doing is keeping the honest people honest.  Personaly I dont see a problem with CC permit holders carrying both out in the field.  And If there were bears or mountain lions or hogs around where I hunted I would carry a back up pistol for protection regardless.  Cheaper to pay a fine if caught than medical bills or a funeral!
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 28, 2010, 10:20:18 AM
Yep
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on June 30, 2010, 08:43:08 PM
Yep, Not allowed in NY
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on July 19, 2010, 01:17:40 PM
It is not allowed in Maryland.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 30, 2010, 07:43:20 AM
Same here in Michigan, but if I remember right, in Colorado you can carry open while bowhunting.  I hear ya Russcat, here in Michigan it isn't a good thought to be hunting bear with a bow and trying to walk out at night without any protection!
UNJ is correct and he is not correct... you can carry a handgun during archery season in Michigan but only if you have a CPL (CCW) and carry it concealed.  I always carry mine.

You can carry openly as well as long as you are not attempting to carry game with it.  CPL does not require concealed carry.

Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on October 12, 2010, 03:23:52 PM
you are allowed to carry in Maine but CANNOT dispatch a wounded deer with it.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on November 03, 2010, 09:26:15 PM
    IN OHIO YOU MAY CARRY A HANDGUN WHILE HUNTING AND I THINK IT IS A GOOD IDEA, IF FOR NO OTHER REASON BUT FOR PERSONNEL PROTECTION AS CRIME IS GETTING BAD IN THIS STATE.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on November 03, 2010, 10:40:49 PM
Just passed this year in TN
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on December 07, 2010, 12:32:55 PM
You can here in Maine. The law says that you can't use it to dispatch a deer.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on December 08, 2010, 11:25:15 AM
Not allowed in NC either.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on December 08, 2010, 01:56:14 PM
Alabama and louisiana, it is allowed, BUT it is a .22 only with nothing bigger then rat shot
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on December 29, 2010, 12:53:28 PM
here in ky. they passed a new law last year permitting the carring of  firearm for self defense  during archery season
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 15, 2011, 09:02:39 AM
Your not supposed to carry a sidearm in Ohio.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 10, 2011, 11:34:01 AM
With my NC concealed carry permit I can carry a handgun while I'm bowhunting in 34 states that offer reciprocity
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 11, 2011, 09:34:52 PM
We're not allowed to carry a firearm here in KS during archery season if we are hunting for deer.  Even having a CCW does not permit us to carry to protect ourselves if we are bowhunting.  We tried to get that changed this year, but the KDWP refuses to budge.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 23, 2011, 04:42:23 PM
I usually carried both my arms at my side until I am ready to shoot ##$%#114
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on February 24, 2011, 08:24:35 AM
Your not allowed to carry any type of fire arm when archery hunting in NY
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on July 31, 2011, 09:13:16 AM
ya you can in maine
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 09, 2011, 08:59:21 PM
We're not allowed to carry a firearm here in KS during archery season if we are hunting for deer.  Even having a CCW does not permit us to carry to protect ourselves if we are bowhunting.  We tried to get that changed this year, but the KDWP refuses to budge.

Roosclan - Kansas now allows this SB 152  Allowing lawfully-possessed concealed handguns and devices designed to suppress report of a firearm while hunting, fishing or furharvesting was approved by governor on March 31, 2011

Happy they did this.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 09, 2011, 09:11:33 PM
Not allowed here in MO. Not suppose to have any firearm on your person while bowhunting.

You can starting this year if you have a CCW or are a LEO.  @--0--0123
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 09, 2011, 09:53:03 PM
Good thing for NC - There's a proposal to allow a .22 side arm during archery season starting next fall (2012)
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 09, 2011, 10:28:07 PM
With the new Indiana Lifetime Personal Protection Permitt you can carry a side arm any time during any season any way you like, concealed or unconcealed. I carry mine to the woods everytime and everywhere I am permitted. Funny I can go to bank and cash my check but I cant go to post office and buy a stamp.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on March 01, 2012, 06:52:47 AM
Your not supposed to carry a sidearm in Ohio.
Your only allowed to carry a handgun with a ccw permit in Ohio.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on March 01, 2012, 07:47:23 AM
Nope. Only allowed one weapon in the woods during the respective seasons. You can carry a bow during shotgun though (with valid archery tags of course)... as long you aren't carrying your shotgun.  ;)
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on March 03, 2012, 06:48:58 PM
No in IL yet the criminal code allows you to when fishing   @--0--0136
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on March 04, 2012, 05:16:06 AM
big no no in nys
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on March 04, 2012, 06:14:03 AM
In VA only if you have a concelled carry permit. even if the sidearm is not cancelled....
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on March 04, 2012, 08:49:50 AM
No firearms of any type allowed when archery hunting in NY
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on March 17, 2012, 02:31:01 AM
 Yep. They finally allowed it up here.

 With woods full of bears, cougars, people and the occasional grizzly it was about darn time too!
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on March 17, 2012, 08:43:43 PM
Yes here in Va. you can conceal carry while hunting,if you have a concealed carry permit. I conceal carry 7 days a week, hunting or not hunting. Thank you 2nd amendment.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on April 13, 2012, 01:07:15 PM
You can open carry in ND, so you dont need a CWP to carry while hunting, but if your holster is under your coat, now its concealed, just like transporting in your vehicle, it must be in plain side, as like on the front seat, or dashboard, or its considered concealed if its in the passanger cabin, since I am not going to drive around advertising my pistols on the dashboard, i put in for my CWP
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on April 17, 2012, 04:46:52 AM
big NO in nys
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on May 26, 2012, 12:53:53 AM
Here in KS, we can finally carry handguns when bowhunting.  There are enough 2-legged critters doing illegal things here, and with our CCW law, it just makes sense to allow it.  If the warden finds us, though, and our deer has a bullet hole in it... bad news for you!
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 11, 2014, 05:47:06 AM
Just found this on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Website.

"May persons possessing handgun carry permits possess their handguns while on WMAs, PHAs, or refuges open to hunter access?
Recent legislative   changes   provide that individuals who possess a carry permit may possess their handgun while on TWRA wildlife management areas, public hunting areas, or refuges open to hunter access. The handgun may not be used for taking game unless specifically permitted by TWRA regulation. This change will now allow those with carry permits to possess their handgun at times when previously it would not have been permissible such as during archery hunting. TWRA will apply this same interpretation to those possessing carry permits while hunting on private lands."
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 11, 2014, 06:19:45 AM
Just found this on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Website.

"May persons possessing handgun carry permits possess their handguns while on WMAs, PHAs, or refuges open to hunter access?
Recent legislative   changes   provide that individuals who possess a carry permit may possess their handgun while on TWRA wildlife management areas, public hunting areas, or refuges open to hunter access. The handgun may not be used for taking game unless specifically permitted by TWRA regulation. This change will now allow those with carry permits to possess their handgun at times when previously it would not have been permissible such as during archery hunting. TWRA will apply this same interpretation to those possessing carry permits while hunting on private lands."
Thank you for the updated information, MJF5394 and welcome to Talkhunting.com glad to have you with us.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on August 11, 2014, 05:49:38 PM
Nope
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 24, 2014, 05:03:48 PM
Not in Missouri.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 24, 2014, 07:39:59 PM
Not in Texas, But Im going to have to talk to the warden about that one.. Its just too dangerous with wild hogs, sows with babies, I have had encounters with loose pit bulls, yellow kurr dogs, and wild hog dogs that got loose 2 counties over.. In fact I cant remember too many times I didn't encounter one of these guys.. Im packing for my safety, and paying the fine.. Its better than the ER calling your wife with the bad news.. We have begged and begged for the State to do something about the problem, and nothing gets done.. There are neighborhoods that are getting ran over now.. One thing you wont catch me doing is shooting a illegal deer with a handgun during bow season.. So I don't worry about it. If you have never walked thru the dark woods at 5 in the morning and flush 25 hogs from 300 lbs and under its quiet a feeling.. your helpless. Im just not going to put myself in that position, as I have many times.. I will lay it at the bottom of my stand while hunting and in my 4 wheeler bag while traveling, but to and from stand UH UH
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 24, 2014, 09:53:06 PM
You are spot on Golee.  I've been tree'd multiple times.  It isn't a fun experience.  I also carry a side arm for my protection while bow hunting.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 26, 2014, 09:05:49 AM
I have my carry permit and that allows me to carry when bow hunting in Wisconsin.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on December 24, 2014, 06:39:09 AM
In New Hampshire - the Live Free or Die - state we can carry openly or concealed with a permit. However, if you take a animal with the bow - you are not allowed to 'finish it off' with the handgun. The handgun is for your personal protection only - against other human's  --7-8-9, just don't get chased by a bear when deer hunting and think you can 'protect' yourself with it.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 29, 2015, 01:21:06 PM
Yes in Oklahoma with a CCW Permit.    -0078
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on January 30, 2015, 09:53:17 AM
You now can in Alabama but only for personal protection... You better not be caught dispatching a wounded Animal. It was approved after numerous issues of Coyotes and Bobcats


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Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on October 20, 2015, 09:54:20 AM
In Wisconsin you can carry a handgun while archery hunting.  However, it must be visable not concealed.  Also, read your regs every year because there are new laws and new changes every year.

If you have a concealed carry permit you are allowed to carry concealed. In Wisconsin it is legal to open carry and conceal carry. And yes, it is imperative to read your regs EVERY year as laws change like the wind in this state.
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on October 20, 2015, 10:09:00 AM
In NY no firearm of any type is allowed when archery hunting, not sure of how concealed carry permit would play into this
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on October 20, 2015, 11:07:30 AM
Yes in Indiana.  I believe our law is similar to yours.  You can't use it on the animal, but for protection. 
Title: Re: Are you permitted to carry a sidearm while Bowhunting?
Post by: [Blocked] on October 21, 2015, 07:10:47 AM
I guess we here in New Hampshire - the "Live Free or Die" state got it right. Yes we can carry a sidearm when bowhunting. It was a hard fought battle in the legislature but the Constitution won out. If you have a concealed carry permit you can carry concealed, if no permit you can carry exposed. F&G fought against this, but the legislature was convinced that a person's right of self protection was outside the scope of F&G's authority.