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beniah1066
 May 08 2017 10:19AM (Read 3472 times)  
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It looks like we will finally be able to carry a handgun while hunting outside of when you can hunt with one.

This was an update in the upcoming NRC meeting. This is the old/new excerpt which is changing.

(OLD) It shall be unlawful for a person hunting with a bow license to carry a handgun unless that person also has a valid
deer hunting license and an unfilled transportation tag that permits a handgun to be used to take deer.

(NEW) A person in possession of a valid permit to carry weapons may carry a handgun while hunting.
However, only the handguns listed in 106.7(3) shall be used to hunt deer and only when a handgun is a
lawful method of take.


I am a fan of this, as when I am sitting with a muzzleloader, I sometimes wish I could be carrying in case something gets messy out there. Bigfoot, etc.


 
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 May 08 2017 02:50PM  
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I'd be in favor of that. I'd be likely to take a poke at more coyotes if I had a handgun with me.


 
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 May 08 2017 03:42PM  


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I'd be in favor of that. I'd be likely to take a poke at more coyotes if I had a handgun with me.


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 May 08 2017 03:55PM  
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I am cool with this but it is more for the 2 legged creatures than the 4.


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 May 08 2017 07:12PM  
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I glad to see this as I always worried about coming across a critter with rabies or something.


 
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 May 09 2017 09:38AM  
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I am going to guess the same lead projectile restrictions will still remain in non-tox areas.


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 May 09 2017 10:52AM  
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Great news! But honestly, I probably won't carry on the ground I bow hunt. If I were on public or in an area with a high level of Methheads I would consider it.


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 May 09 2017 12:17PM  
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Thank goodness. Now I'll finally feel safe when I'm out hunting. Lol!


 
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 May 09 2017 03:15PM  
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Thank goodness. Now I'll finally feel safe when I'm out hunting. Lol!

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 May 09 2017 08:03PM  
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This was actually discussed about a month and half ago so it has been in the works for several weeks now. Definitely a good change IMO.

http://www.iowasportsman.com/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=998051

So what does this mean for people who participate in urban deer hunting programs? Are there going to be any issues with carrying while hunting deer in town or at the various public parks where this is allowed? Actually I would say you are probably better off carrying while hunting in town as weird things are more likely to happen in these areas!


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 May 09 2017 10:22PM  
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I am going to guess the same lead projectile restrictions will still remain in non-tox areas.



Hmmmm... That's a good point.


 
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 May 10 2017 07:15AM  
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I am going to guess the same lead projectile restrictions will still remain in non-tox areas.



Hmmmm... That's a good point.



The non-toxic shot applies to hunting and target shooting (if that is even allowed in any area which has the non-toxic shot requirement). I don't think it would apply in this case as the handgun would be expressly prohibited from hunting.

I wouldn't want to get into the messy situation where I am "hunting" something with the item which I am carrying for self defense. Would only use it in dire straits.


 
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 May 10 2017 09:39PM  
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I like it, once as I was walking out from bow hunting I bumped into two dogs, one a pitbull with no collar, they startled me from 30 yards and came snarling at me. These were not local dogs, no one within miles had either of the two. Fortunately they didn't finish the attack.


 
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 August 10 2017 01:42PM  


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I like this as well, Never know what is in the woods. Been far to many people/ hunters talking about possible mountain lions in the area.


 
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 August 10 2017 02:41PM  
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Its the same as before, just worded different, Still can't carry in bow season, or, under just a bow tag. Nothing changes.


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 August 10 2017 03:07PM  
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Under the "Archery" section on p. 31 of the newly released 2017-18 hunting regulations it clearly says that "[h]unters may not carry a handgun while hunting under an archery tag, unless they have an unfilled transportation tag for a season that allows handguns or a valid permit to carry." Seems like a pretty clear change in the law to me. I am not a lawyer, but I interpret this as meaning if you have a permit to carry then you can now carry any type of handgun while bow hunting. This doesn't mean you can hunt deer with said handgun, only that you can carry it.


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 August 11 2017 08:59AM  
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Under the "Archery" section on p. 31 of the newly released 2017-18 hunting regulations it clearly says that "[h]unters may not carry a handgun while hunting under an archery tag, unless they have an unfilled transportation tag for a season that allows handguns or a valid permit to carry." Seems like a pretty clear change in the law to me. I am not a lawyer, but I interpret this as meaning if you have a permit to carry then you can now carry any type of handgun while bow hunting. This doesn't mean you can hunt deer with said handgun, only that you can carry it.



I agree with tcyclone. Looks like a change to me. Maybe I'm wrong?


Any shoulder fired weapon is NOT archery.
 
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 August 11 2017 09:00AM  
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Under the "Archery" section on p. 31 of the newly released 2017-18 hunting regulations it clearly says that "[h]unters may not carry a handgun while hunting under an archery tag, unless they have an unfilled transportation tag for a season that allows handguns or a valid permit to carry." Seems like a pretty clear change in the law to me. I am not a lawyer, but I interpret this as meaning if you have a permit to carry then you can now carry any type of handgun while bow hunting. This doesn't mean you can hunt deer with said handgun, only that you can carry it.


Ok cool, I stand corrected, a lot of hunters will appreciate the change.


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