CCW on WMAs

Discussion in 'General Hunting Topics' started by jbadams, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. jbadams

    jbadams Well-Known Member

    I dont know if this has been covered but it looks like the AGFC has finally allowed people with a concealed carry permit to have thier CCWs with them on WMAs and AGFC controlled lakes. Sounds like you will be able to carry during archery season too.

    Looks like I am going to go ahead and get my permit. This has been a long time coming.

    http://www.agfc.com/news/current-news.aspx?newsID=46
     
  2. jbadams

    jbadams Well-Known Member

    Well I just found the other post. I didnt think something like this could go so long without getting out. :biggrin:
     

  3. ArkArcher

    ArkArcher Moderator Staff Member

    Don't you know all the CCW instructors are jumping for joy at this decision too! All they are seeing is $$$$$. :thumb:
     
  4. hortonhunter

    hortonhunter Well-Known Member

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    just spoke with a guy the other weekend coming from white river refuge said he had got stopped and was asked if he had any weapons in trk guy told officer he had a pistol in glove box and had a concealed weapons permit to carry W O wrote him a ticket for carrying weapon on refuge :smack:
     
  5. jbadams

    jbadams Well-Known Member

    I believe I would be taking that one to court. I dont think the WO should be able to say anything when the gun is out of site in the car and the driver has a concealed permit.

    That said, the refuge will still have different rules since it is national.
     
  6. What about on private property???

    The way this rule is being stated is that it only applies on WMA's.

    Therefore, one cannot have a CW while bowhunting on private property.
     
  7. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator

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    That's where he is caught. NWR regs say NO firearms unless a firearms season is open. I have been in the same place. I was duck hunting several years ago at Big Lake WMA. We rode over to Big Lake NWR on the way home, just to look at the ducks. I was stopped by 3 Feds, and they asked if I had any firearms in the truck. I said yes, 2 shotguns. He told me no firearms were allowed on NWR unless a firearms season was open. I told him that they were cased and behind the seat, it didn't matter to him. He told me to leave "Right now" or you'll be ticketed. Needless to say, I hit the road.
     
  8. I have a question/concern regarding the part that private landowners can deny the right to carry on thier land. With that in place, Plum Creek or other large landowners could say in thier lease agreement with deer camps, no CCW on thier land. Its a rule that is probably impossible to enforce, but it could be an issue if some nutcase liberal business executive was worried about a Forestor getting shot. Just a thought....
     
  9. Mr. Chitlin

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    The issue would be that if the landowner said no CCW, and if you were caught carrying, you could possible lose your permit. Would it be worth the risk?? Each person must decide if it's worth it.
     
  10. JR1

    JR1 Well-Known Member

    I've often wondered if they could pull your permit, or just cite you for trespassing. I know that if I enter an establishment, not marked as no carry, and they find out and ask you to leave, you have the choice to leave with no ticket, or to stay and get a trespass ticket?

    Wonder what the difference is if it is clearly stated and you choose to ignore it?