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#6487830 - 10/09/16 01:41 PM Handgun while bow hunting.
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I could not find anything in the new Annual about carrying a handgun while bow hunting.
Used to be that a CHL holders with a Concealed handgun was ok.

Has that restriction been removed? I am a CHL but is there an issue with an open carry with a chl/ltc?
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#6487876 - 10/09/16 02:26 PM Re: Handgun while bow hunting. [Re: pegasaurus]
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You can carry a pistol or long gun during bow season as long as that firearm is not used to kill an animal that needs to be tagged. Pigs, exotics are open season.
Government property might be different.

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#6488024 - 10/09/16 04:50 PM Re: Handgun while bow hunting. [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
You can carry a pistol or long gun during bow season as long as that firearm is not used to kill an animal that needs to be tagged. Pigs, exotics are open season.
Government property might be different.


Can you provide the link or code to the book?

I ask because I sure could have used a firearm the other night

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#6488046 - 10/09/16 05:11 PM Re: Handgun while bow hunting. [Re: pegasaurus]
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By policy, the department has historically allowed persons licensed to carry a concealed handgun under the provisions of Government Code, Chapter 411, Subchapter H, to be in possession of a handgun while hunting during an archery season. The department has determined that rather than have a confusing regulation that allows firearms to be possessed during archery seasons in some circumstances, but not in others, it is prudent to allow any person to possess a firearm while hunting during archery seasons; however, the use of a firearm to take turkey or deer during an archery season would still be prohibited.

Link to TPWD Proposal and Public Comments

       

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#6488686 - 10/09/16 10:46 PM Re: Handgun while bow hunting. [Re: dgilbert]
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Originally Posted By: dgilbert
By policy, the department has historically allowed persons licensed to carry a concealed handgun under the provisions of Government Code, Chapter 411, Subchapter H, to be in possession of a handgun while hunting during an archery season. The department has determined that rather than have a confusing regulation that allows firearms to be possessed during archery seasons in some circumstances, but not in others, it is prudent to allow any person to possess a firearm while hunting during archery seasons; however, the use of a firearm to take turkey or deer during an archery season would still be prohibited.

Link to TPWD Proposal and Public Comments

       

 02-21-2014


Link not there.
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#6488782 - 10/10/16 07:05 AM Re: Handgun while bow hunting. [Re: pegasaurus]
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Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
[quote=dgilbert]By policy, the department has historically allowed persons licensed to carry a concealed handgun under the provisions of Government Code, Chapter 411, Subchapter H, to be in possession of a handgun while hunting during an archery season. The department has determined that rather than have a confusing regulation that allows firearms to be possessed during archery seasons in some circumstances, but not in others, it is prudent to allow any person to possess a firearm while hunting during archery seasons; however, the use of a firearm to take turkey or deer during an archery season would still be prohibited.

Link to TPWD Proposal and Public Comments

       

 02-21-2014


roflmao

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#6489199 - 10/10/16 12:44 PM Re: Handgun while bow hunting. [Re: pegasaurus]
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Well, I looked all over this here interweb and all I could find was a couple posts on a proposl for removing the restriction on carrying a firearm while bow hunting didn't the archery only season.

So, I called the local GW. He said I was correct that I would find nothing because the restriction has been removed and he prefers it that way. He said there is no issue with carrying rifle or handgun while bow hunting. He said it is very obvious if someone shot a deer with a gun versus a bow.

So, I think I will carry my at with me to the bow stand next time.
Well, I looked all over this here interweb and all I could find was a couple posts on a proposl for removing the restriction on carrying a firearm while bow hunting didn't the archery only season.

So, I called the local GW. He said I was correct that I would find nothing because the restriction has been removed and he prefers it that way. He said there is no issue with carrying rifle or handgun while bow hunting. He said it is very obvious if someone shot a deer with a gun versus a bow.

So, I think I will carry my AR with me to the bow stand next time. up



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#6489524 - 10/10/16 04:21 PM Re: Handgun while bow hunting. [Re: pegasaurus]
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Probably don't want to advertise the change for fear of having to reimburse all those folks that got ticketed.

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#6489906 - 10/10/16 09:12 PM Re: Handgun while bow hunting. [Re: pegasaurus]
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I guess if you were in grizzly country or something maybe there would be a need to.
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#6490160 - 10/11/16 06:30 AM Re: Handgun while bow hunting. [Re: pegasaurus]
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I don't carry a hand gun when hunting. I hunt from tree stands and try to stay as light as possible. I have never been close to being attacked by anything other than wasps on occasion and a crazy raccoon that took exception to me climbing up into his tree before daylight. I have to admit that he did scare the living hell out of me.

I have a CHL but never carry when hunting. I feel far safer in the woods than I do anywhere else I might go!
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#6490866 - 10/11/16 02:21 PM Re: Handgun while bow hunting. [Re: pegasaurus]
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I carry a pistol with me - the one time I didn't I was treed for nearly an hour with pigs under my tree. I shot 3 with my bow, missed two and then out of arrows. Even with the stuck pigs squealing the rest of still hung around.

I have carried an AR previously with me, when I knew a big boar was in the area and tearing up my feeder.

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#6491171 - 10/11/16 05:41 PM Re: Handgun while bow hunting. [Re: pegasaurus]
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bs I call you on the pigs treeing you thing. Urban legend that pigs attack people. Wound one, maybe. Get in the way when they want to go that way, maybe. Otherwise they run. I've killed hundreds. They run.
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#6491224 - 10/11/16 06:24 PM Re: Handgun while bow hunting. [Re: Las Colinas Hunter]
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I carry a pistol with me - the one time I didn't I was treed for nearly an hour with pigs under my tree. I shot 3 with my bow, missed two and then out of arrows. Even with the stuck pigs squealing the rest of still hung around.

I have carried an AR previously with me, when I knew a big boar was in the area and tearing up my feeder.

I'd have to see that. I've killed tons of hogs on our place and they are the most wary animal in the woods. I've watched pigs spook on the trail I walked in on by scent and I was wearing rubber boots. Our pigs will spook by seeing a chum pile of corn I pour out between the feeder and my stand. They dang sure ain't going to hang around if they see you.

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#6491226 - 10/11/16 06:26 PM Re: Handgun while bow hunting. [Re: pegasaurus]
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True about hogs - they do NOT attack people. They go out of their way to avoid contact with people.

My sons first bow "kill" was a big boar we snuck up on and stalked to within 15 yards. My son was 11 and had a 45# Mission youth bow (really a ladies bow but I did not tell him that) and he put an arrow into that boar and it went all of about 4 inches into him! Just enough to piss him off! He jumped up and ran right past my son almost knocking him down. I almost had alot of explaining to do to my kid's momma.


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#6491682 - 10/11/16 10:59 PM Re: Handgun while bow hunting. [Re: passthru]
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Originally Posted By: passthru
bs I call you on the pigs treeing you thing. Urban legend that pigs attack people. Wound one, maybe. Get in the way when they want to go that way, maybe. Otherwise they run. I've killed hundreds. They run.


Don't laugh,,,I remembered driving at my ranch and saw a covey of quail spooked in high grass and they flew up and a short flight down a small truck path into some thicket, so I got off the truck with my .410 and walked down that small path, and passed a small opening in a thicket and all of a sudden a huge sow, about 350 lbs, stuck half of her body out of that hole in the thicket and snorted in anger and several piglets crawled around her. She must not have been no more than 15 feet away, and her tusks were pretty ferocious looking and she was pissed and I moved my .410 in her direction slowly just in case she charged ( of course if I shot her, it will just make her mad grin) because I wanted to get the hell out of there, once I moved a tiny bit, she suddenly charged and I dropped the .410 and ran with my boots the opposite direction through a thicket and into a small half dried out pond and still heard her behind me, lost a boot in the mud and she gave me a good nudge on my butt and tore the back of my pocket open, luckily my wallet was there and I used to be a track star in my school days, but oh boy, when that hog head butted me, I never ran so fast in my life, lmao. Came to a fence and dived over 5 feet of fence and barely made it over which resulted in tearing my front pants with those barbed wire and some cuts on my legs and once I was on the other side, she turned back and left so fast that I never saw her leave but heard crashing through the thicket when she went back to her cave. Geez, I never had been shaking so bad in my life, lost my wallet by the pond and found it 15 years later with my money still in it when I went duck hunting. Saw that big sow a year later and she succumbed to a 7mm bullet. I have a CHL and I will carry my .38 Super if I go bowhunting, no matter what. Lesson learned.

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