- Nov 13, 2003
I wouldn't risk it personally. Even if you're 100% in the right, the CO might not see it that way. You may win in court, but is it really worth all that trouble? Wouldn't be to me.
What if a meth head approaches him %90 more likely than a CO.If you decide to do it, Leave the bolt in your truck as well. A warden will assume you ditched your ammo if caught, if your bolt is in the truck your story is more believable.
I always open carry while hunting. I don’t remember open carry being regulated while hunting. I’m not sure that they even could if they wanted to.
You can carry concealed now in the state without a license.You can CC in Bow season with a ccdw license (Permit). I'm not sure on open carry.
That's outdated and irrelevant these daysYou can CC in Bow season with a ccdw license (Permit). I'm not sure on open carry.
Leave your rifle at home and open carry a sidearm if you choose.So, my 2023 hunting license doesn't start until March 1. I didn't hunt in 2022, so don't have a current 2022 license active. However, tomorrow I want to go to a gun range to sight in my new rifle AND I also want to explore a nearby WMA since it's close.
Really don't want to keep my rifle (even locked up) in the car while I'm exploring the WMA, so can I carry my rifle in the WMA woods without "hunting"? Nothing is in season now (groundhogs, coyote, I guess) but I don't want to get in trouble because my license is not active yet. I don't even want to target shoot on the WMA, I'm doing that at the range beforehand. As I said, I'm just not comfortable leaving my $1000 rifle in the car even locked up.
Any thoughts on this? I can open carry this rifle in public, or wear my sidearm, but if I go to a WMA with a rifle, is that "intent to hunt" something (and I could get in trouble with the law)?
Hope I'm just overthinking this, and it's no big deal. Told a friend what I was doing and he said Johnny Law would tear me a new one.