Bowhunting Laws

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by ladyshooter07, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. ladyshooter07

    ladyshooter07 Junior Member

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    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!!!:peace:
     
  2. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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  3. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    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.
     
  4. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Yep I believe thats the law in IL.


    Luckily I live about 20 miles east.:peace:
     
  5. lungcutter

    lungcutter Senior Member

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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.:doh:

    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?
     
  6. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    I wonder who made that law? Sounds kinda silly to me...:noidea:
     
  7. Shortshaft

    Shortshaft Member

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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
     
  8. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    yup....same here......:noidea:
     
  9. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    No!

    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!:laugh:
    j/j A firearm cant be loaded and a bow is considered loaded when an arrow is nocked.:biggrin1:
     
  10. Shortshaft

    Shortshaft Member

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    Next thing you know someone will tell me I can't have a flashlite for a stabilizer!! :doh: Ss
     
  11. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    yep!

    in va that is one of our laws.:biggrin1:
     
  12. lungcutter

    lungcutter Senior Member

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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.