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carrying a pistol question #2846527 12/17/11 01:07 PM
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Alright we've been having a discussion at work about carrying a pistol while hunting and so now I'm bringing the THF into our conversation. This pertains to bow hunting.

1. Is it against the law to carry a pistol while hunting during bow season?
2. Say you wound an animal during bow season with your bow, can you use your pistol to finish the animal off or do you have to shoot it with another arrow?

There are several of us going different ways on this one. Some of us think its ok to carry a pistol for protection and to help keep a wounded animal from suffering and some think that during bow season it is completely illegal to have a pistol in your possesion while hunting. So who's right and who's wrong?


Re: carrying a pistol question [Re: longhorn3454] #2846548 12/17/11 01:23 PM
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No firearms while bowhunting and especially during archery only season. And during archery only season you better not shoot a deer to "finish him off" and let the GW find out about it.



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Re: carrying a pistol question [Re: LandPirate] #2846581 12/17/11 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: LandPirate
No firearms while bowhunting and especially during archery only season. And during archery only season you better not shoot a deer to "finish him off" and let the GW find out about it.
while bowhunting during rifle season it would seem you could carry what u want ant finish him how u wanted unless its after dark. i remember during archery season this yr someone shooting a porcupine with his pistol while in treestand.. im not carrying a gun while bowhunting during bow season tho.. alot of rifle shots fired during october here in brown co. assuming it was hogs... not sure how they prove your deer hunting and not hog. or not sure how you prove ur hog hunting and not deer to a gw.. hunting is like golf, not sure anyone knows all the rules, including the officials..


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It is legal to carry a pistol during the archery only season if you have your CHL. As far as finishing a deer off with it I am not really sure and would be hesitant to do so without having a definate answer. I carry mine strictly for the hogs on the way to and from the stand. A black hog in the dark is hard to hit with a bow, but a .45 usually makes enough noise to get em going in the opposite direction.



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You can carry a concealed handgun if you have a CHL. Otherwise no firearms.


Re: carrying a pistol question [Re: DoubleB20] #2846791 12/17/11 03:42 PM
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you can carry concealed only if you have a
CHL, no open carry, and you CANNOT finish off with a gun at all.




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RTF Rob is right.


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thanks everyone for the info. I guess that means I'll make sure I'm not carrying a pistol with me during bow season.


Re: carrying a pistol question [Re: longhorn3454] #2847406 12/17/11 09:32 PM
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still dont know how they know your hunting deer and not hogs.. unless u got one with ya of course..


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If you have a broadhead, during archery only season... you are hunting deer, unless there's absolutely no deer in that part of the world.... RTF Rob is right


Re: carrying a pistol question [Re: RTF Rob] #2847458 12/17/11 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: RTF Rob
you can carry concealed only if you have a
CHL, no open carry, and you CANNOT finish off with a gun at all.


You can carry on your own land can you not?



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