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    Smile Bowhunting Laws

    Someone told me that it is illegal to carry a bow without it being in a case. Anyone know if that is true and where I can find out?

    Happy Hunting!!!

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    It's not illeagal in NY, but state laws vary. Check with your DNR
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    http://www.dnr.state.il.us/
    Here's the Email for DNR Law enforcement try sending them an email they'll know for sure...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyshooter07 View Post
    Someone told me that it is illegal to carry a bow without it being in a case. Anyone know if that is true and where I can find out?

    Happy Hunting!!!
    I believe the bow must be in a case when in a vehicle or you have to somehow make the bow inoperable, such as a padlock on it from the strings to the cables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clover & Oats View Post
    I believe the bow must be in a case when in a vehicle or you have to somehow make the bow inoperable, such as a padlock on it from the strings to the cables.
    Yep I believe thats the law in IL.


    Luckily I live about 20 miles east.


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    I think that PA says the bow isn't loaded if it doesn't have an arrow knocked. So you should be able to put in your vehicle if there is not an arrow knocked.

    But a case is just smart insurance to protect your bow from any damage. How long does it really take to put your bow in its case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BowhuntnHoosier View Post
    Yep I believe thats the law in IL.


    Luckily I live about 20 miles east.
    I wonder who made that law? Sounds kinda silly to me...
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    Geez never heard of such a thing! my bow lives uncased in my truck for the season or I tag out. Maybe I better check the law? Ss
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shortshaft View Post
    Geez never heard of such a thing! my bow lives uncased in my truck for the season or I tag out. Maybe I better check the law? Ss
    yup....same here......
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyshooter07 View Post
    Someone told me that it is illegal to carry a bow without it being in a case. Anyone know if that is true and where I can find out?

    Happy Hunting!!!
    I VA It dosnt have to be cased at any time you just cant have an arrow nocked in the dark walking back to your truck!
    j/j A firearm cant be loaded and a bow is considered loaded when an arrow is nocked.
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    Next thing you know someone will tell me I can't have a flashlite for a stabilizer!! Ss
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shortshaft View Post
    Next thing you know someone will tell me I can't have a flashlite for a stabilizer!! Ss
    in va that is one of our laws.
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    I ran into a guy in Maine, he was from SC that had a surefire flashlight for a stabilizer, it even had a pressure switch on the handle to light up for shooting at night.

    I don't know if it was legal, i'm just tellin you what I saw.
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