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#6240276 - 03/29/16 11:00 AM Carrying Weapons Question
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Just curious if anyone had dealt with this before.

I am going down to my deer lease this weekend. I will be extending a feeder pen, filling feeders, messing with blinds etc. I will also be turkey hunting and sighting in a few rifles, as well as shooting my new pistols.

One of my foreman has asked to go with me to help and get out in "the country". He is from New York and wants to experience nature.

Here's the catch, I know him well and he has turned his life around, found Jesus, wife, good job etc but back in his early 20's he made some mistakes and is a convicted felon.

Any reason if my guns are in cases and my pistols are in my possession that I can't have him ride down and hang out for a few days?

I am a pretty safe guy but I can just see something stupid like a taillight going out and getting pulled over and police officer getting real curious.

My only experience was several years ago I was hunting and we got checked by the warden. He was real cool and then he found my buddy had left a shell in his shotgun (not allowed in WMA we were in). When the officer went to get his ticket he ran his background and 2 years prior he had a marijuana charge. That game warden's demeanor changed instantly and basically turned my truck inside out, separated us for questioning etc.

Just seeing if anyone had dealt with anything like this before I give him the green light.
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#6240283 - 03/29/16 11:09 AM Re: Carrying Weapons Question [Re: madhatr02]
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I've done similar things. What I found out, is their Tim in nature turns into them wanting to shoot guns caught up in the moment.

Just stand firm on rules before you go with him.

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#6240350 - 03/29/16 12:21 PM Re: Carrying Weapons Question [Re: madhatr02]
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I wouldn't chance it.

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#6240372 - 03/29/16 12:37 PM Re: Carrying Weapons Question [Re: madhatr02]
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Violent or non violent felony conviction?
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#6240387 - 03/29/16 12:48 PM Re: Carrying Weapons Question [Re: madhatr02]
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What is defined as possession??

I wouldn't leave him alone with the guns and wouldn't let him shoot any. You should be fine.

If you are hunting and he is with you, I think he has to have a hunting license.

Just call a GW and ask. :cinfused2:
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#6240419 - 03/29/16 01:09 PM Re: Carrying Weapons Question [Re: madhatr02]
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I had a guy that wanted to hang out with me while I hunted hogs at night. I told him no to be on the safe side as I knew he had a felony. My answer is no unless I spoke to a LEO that said differnt.
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#6240467 - 03/29/16 01:45 PM Re: Carrying Weapons Question [Re: madhatr02]
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My two cents. Go ahead and do the trip with your foreman but dont let him touch any of the guns,or even the ammo. A LEO would have to witness him in the act holding a firearm to charge/arrest him. As for your other buddy with the shotgun,I assume he was legally allowed to possess a firearm? If so I wouldn't worry about the Game Warden's attitude. Let him write the ticket for the shotshell infraction if he feels he must.

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#6240541 - 03/29/16 02:39 PM Re: Carrying Weapons Question [Re: swampthang]
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Originally Posted By: swampthang
My two cents. Go ahead and do the trip with your foreman but dont let him touch any of the guns,or even the ammo. A LEO would have to witness him in the act holding a firearm to charge/arrest him. As for your other buddy with the shotgun,I assume he was legally allowed to possess a firearm? If so I wouldn't worry about the Game Warden's attitude. Let him write the ticket for the shotshell infraction if he feels he must.
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#6240643 - 03/29/16 04:21 PM Re: Carrying Weapons Question [Re: swampthang]
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Originally Posted By: swampthang
My two cents. Go ahead and do the trip with your foreman but dont let him touch any of the guns,or even the ammo. A LEO would have to witness him in the act holding a firearm to charge/arrest him. As for your other buddy with the shotgun,I assume he was legally allowed to possess a firearm? If so I wouldn't worry about the Game Warden's attitude. Let him write the ticket for the shotshell infraction if he feels he must.


Yeah with the shotgun my buddy was wrong and we had no problem with it I was just referencing how the warden was cool but as soon as he found out the details of his past he immediately switched modes.

Probably won't take him out of concern for him, just not worth it. Maybe one time when I am not taking guns.

Just hate for something unintentional to get a good guy in trouble.
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#6240650 - 03/29/16 04:25 PM Re: Carrying Weapons Question [Re: madhatr02]
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That's his problem not yours. If he's not worried about getting caught around or firing guns don't worry about it.

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#6240685 - 03/29/16 04:58 PM Re: Carrying Weapons Question [Re: madhatr02]
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There would be nothing wrong with him accompanying you, but he can not handle or possess any of the weapons UNLESS he has had his civil rights restored OR the weapons are antique/curio firearms manufactured on or before 1899 or replicas of the same (black powder).

Perhaps an outing at another time...not involving the firearms would be the best thing.
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#6240703 - 03/29/16 05:13 PM Re: Carrying Weapons Question [Re: madhatr02]
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Most Leos' are bored and will make an issue out of nothing if you give them 1/2 a chance,, hoping it will turn into something real. Just keep that in mind when dealing with them. Their main job is to produce revenue,, not protect the game, people, or anything else.
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#6241319 - 03/30/16 07:49 AM Re: Carrying Weapons Question [Re: madhatr02]
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I would take him with me. You aren't breaking any laws. up
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#6243757 - 03/31/16 11:43 PM Re: Carrying Weapons Question [Re: madhatr02]
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Do your buddy a favor and leave the guns at home for this trip. Take the yankee out and get him to help with the feeders.

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#6244077 - 04/01/16 09:13 AM Re: Carrying Weapons Question [Re: HS2]
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Do your buddy a favor and leave the guns at home for this trip. Take the yankee out and get him to help with the feeders.


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