GWs have told me to either have them unloaded in a case or in a gun box if u have one!! im not sure if they told me that bc of safety or bc of the rule!! but for your own safety unload your gun!! oh and to not have any greff from the gw put them in a case or itll cost 220 and 6 points!!!!It says to have it cased in the fishing guidebook, but i cant find it in the waterfowl guidebook.
When the boat stopspluckyduk:1417857 said:Well let's just say I'm cruising along with my trolling motor, because I don't have an outboard, I hear some ducks in the brush so I stop the trolling motor and forward motion of the boat. Can I have my gun loaded and ready to shoot while I'm moving in case some jump out of the buck brush? I know all the theory's of what they could do and what they might but I need the actual law.
Buy a paddle........Well let's just say I'm cruising along with my trolling motor, because I don't have an outboard, I hear some ducks in the brush so I stop the trolling motor and forward motion of the boat. Can I have my gun loaded and ready to shoot while I'm moving in case some jump out of the buck brush? I know all the theory's of what they could do and what they might but I need the actual law.
It is illegal to hunt from a boat if moving. Putting it in a case unloaded prevents the ability of G&F to try to say u were.
:head:Moving or under power?I haven't seen any law requiring your gun to be unloaded and cased. I don't think it's safe to have loaded guns laying aroung the boat, especially if dogs are in the boat. But I'm not your mother or the saftey police. But I keep my gun in a floating case while in the boat. Safe insurance to keep it off the bottom of the river/lake and keep Mr. Green Jeans happy.
Also, Shotgun is correct about it being illegal to shoot from a moving boat.
the way the rule sounds that would b legal!! dosent make any since to me!!!!Hmm maybe thats what the guys were doing that I was talking about on "Lake Dardanelle" I guess they were on plane running 3/4 throttle then slamming it in reverse thus "stopping the foward motion" of the boat then blasting them. Oh Its all so clear now. Guess they were legal :smack:
YES YOU CAN MOTOR OVER TO THE CRIPPLED DUCK WITH A LOADED UNCASED GUN. Shoot it after the boat ceases to move from the propulsion of the sail/motor ......if there is current or flow from the river ; you can legally shoot if the boat is being moved by the current. Dang how simple can it get ????Ok, so lets say you are chasing a crippled in the river that is going for the buck brush. It is too far to kill where you are hunting out of the boat, so you motor over to it to finish it off before it goes under and you lose it. You don't unload your gun and shoot the crippled while the boat is still moving. Could you ethically get away from shooting a crippled duck out of a moving boat before it got away and you did not get it because it dove under and didn't come back up??