I have my CC permit so I can carry one at all times.
I have my CC permit so I can carry one at all times.
You guys are probably right about the concealed weapons permit. But I went downt there just assuming I could carry one like I do every where else and then read the regulations. Didnt have time to go get a permit, so I sent it with some friends.
Not quite true friend.......several states do not allow possession of a firearm while bowhunting....period. Perhaps your state does, therefore this does not apply. However, there have been many folks sentenced and convicted in states where it is illegal to possess a firearm, no matter the reasoning, while bowhunting.Quote:
Robinhood, to carry a firearm for the use of hunting during a non firearm hunt is the illegal act, not the carry of a sidearm to protect yourself from unwanted predators and or self protection. If your found to have taken your game animal with your sidearm or to have put it down with your sidearm after a marginal shot was made with your bow or non firearm weapon, then you have breeched the proclamation of the hunt you agreed too.
So in other words, to be found carring a side arm for personal protection while on a hunt, hiking during a hunt season, or just plain standing on a mountain top howling at the moon with a side arm on your belt during a hunt season, the LE personel have no grounds to ticket, cite, or arrest you. Further evidence of intent to use it for reasons not allowed are needed to prosecute.
"If you obtain an archery permit, you may not possess or be in control of a firearm—or have a firearm in your camp or motor vehicle—during the archery hunt. The only exceptions to this rule are the following people:
Individuals who are licensed to carry a concealed weapon in accordance with Utah Code § 53-5-7 (You may not use your concealed firearm to hunt or take protected wildlife.)
I agree with you, in that the life or safety of the individual or family come before an animal. What I am trying to get across is that there are regulations, in some areas like UT, that limit carrying of a firearm on a hunt.
Federal or not, when you apply for that tag and agree to follow the regulations, you are in the jurisdiction of the state wildlife authority, therfore you need to follow the rules you agreed to.
I never have carried one, and I don't plan on it. I did have a little bit of a run in with a kitty cat last year that it would have been useful for, and I have had encounters with some bears as well, but I personally feel like it wouldn't be the same for me if it wasn't just me and my bow. Just personal preference I guess. I'm not opposed to guys carrying them, and I think that the laws should allow bow hunters to carry a sidearm if they so choose to.
"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
That is a direct quote of the ENTIRE 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution. If a state draws up a law that is contrary to any part of this amendment its an infringement of your rights.
To the extent of the safety of others, I understand laws that limit carry of arms into courts, sporting events, and buildings where Government officials are present. This is so, because the average person cannot control their emotional responses to things they are passionate about. Court cases, officials they truly hate, and yes at times sports teams. If we were all Vulcans, it may be different, but we are not.
I am not arguing the fact that some state laws say what it is they say. The point I am arguing is, a state law cannot infringe on an legal law abiding US citizens rights protected under the US constitution. Thats the whole point of the thing. To protect your rights.
I like many Americans took an oath to protect. That oath oddly enough is first to the country and the constitution, then to the leaders. Its written that way on purpose, so that our pledge to the country comes before the fallible vessel of a man in office. Then the part about threats both foreign and DOMESTIC. This is where the oath to the country comes in to play, as any leader trying to supersede the constitution, or infringe on its rights to the people in any way, then becomes a Domestic Threat to the country, and the people.
Government has gone on too long pretending that they are in charge of the people, and not remembering the people are in charge of the Government. The American public has gotten lazy, letting themselves believe the Government is there to take care of them, feed them, right laws for them, and control them. That was never the intent of the founders of this nation. However, left wing liberals have taken full advantage of the ignorance of the people and capitalized on this leverage for decades. Sadly so have some messed up right wing tax mongers too.
As the people of this country, it is up to us to keep ourselves educated to the laws, the rights, and the order of our lands. And not let the Government take it away from you.
Its up to us to not believe what we see, hear, and read from media and Government press releases. It would make you sick to know the behind the scene truths to what you think you know.
Its up to us to know our elected. Speak to them, write to them, and let them hear your voice, and concerns. Constantly reminding them they are there because you put them there.
Otherwise, we all become sheeple......
Man I got all hot righting this...need to go get my wool sheared for spring.... ;)
In Idaho I've been told by game cops that the second amendment allows anyone to carry a gun in the field at any time, if it's archery season only for an animal, it better not have a bullet hole in it. I personally carry a lightweight winchester in 7mm-08 in my eberlestock while bow hunting since bear and cougar any weapon season is open as well. If i'm in the thick of the rut and I know I won't shoot a bear or cougar unless being attacked, I have a semi-auto 45. on my hip
Born and raised on Kodiak Island, AK; never have carried a side arm, and probably never will. For me atleast, making sure I don't put myself into situations where run ins with animals occur has always served me. I have had bears come in on me, while I had an animal down; but the first thing I have always done after downing an animal is gut it and get the meat atleast 200 yards away from the guy pile. Every time a bear has come in, it came in to the gut pile; which was unnerving, but it gave me plenty of time to dress the animal and get the meat out before any confrontations had insued. I know and hunt with guys that do carry a side arm while bow hunting, it just isn't for me. Good luck and good hunting to all.
I carry my 357 when on a hike/fishing in populated areas. Im more worried about the 2 legged kind than the 4 legged kind most of the time. Out hunting I take the bear spray because I know I couldnt hit a charging bear with my 2" stub nose pistol.