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Bow hunting with a firearm?
Posted: 07 December 2016 11:41 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Need clarification.  The information sheet that came with two bow permits this year differ on one point.  One says it is illegal to possess a firearm while bow hunting.  The other said it is illegal to possess a firearm when bow hunting unless on private ground.  Others have asked me about this.  Anyone?

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Posted: 07 December 2016 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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IDNR Law Enforcement says this will not be enforced, even though the language wasn’t changed in the published regulations in 2016.  That being said… if you DO possess a firearm while bowhunting during the firearm season (on private land only)... it has to be a firearm that’s legal to use during that season.

Keep in mind… it’s still illegal to possess any firearm while bowhunting during the ARCHERY season.

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