Trip with firearm

Gerbil Voodoo, you owes me a keyboard ;) We still use Thompsons Verbal Judo and teach a variation of it to our Mental health specialists (snapshot of contacts perception of reality and make all communications in that plane of reality)
 

Highlander

The Good Shepherd
No that is a lot more complicated, and varies from province to province.

You will need a hunting license - costs more for non citizens
You may require a guide
And there is considerably more paper work involved
As well we have very different rules as far as in vehicle storage goes - not terrible just different
You have a limited selection of firearms available to hunt with the - AR platform and handguns are not allowed
Thank. It's what I thought.
My friend has a farmland in New Brunswick with lot timber that attracts woodcock and grouse. He does hunt himself but he is not a licensed guide or outfitter.
My plan was go there this fall but It won't happen. Maybe next year.
I only plan to bring a shotgun (no rifle or hand gun).
I'll have to start getting those forms a month before I guess.
 

MTVR

Well-known member
Gerbil Voodoo, you owes me a keyboard ;) We still use Thompsons Verbal Judo and teach a variation of it to our Mental health specialists (snapshot of contacts perception of reality and make all communications in that plane of reality)
WOOSHA!

"I give you the last word, but I get the last act"

"Is there anything I can say to gain your voluntary compliance? I'd like to think so..."
 

plainjaneFJC

Goofball
You’re good in those states. In Colorado your vehicle is considered an extension of your home. You can legally carry concealed in your vehicle. Once you get out it has to be open carried unless you have a concealed carry permit.
I know AZ is constitutional carry. You can legally carry concealed if you can legally own a handgun.
Even in Denver? Then again in Denver I have Henry "standing bear" close behind me anyways.
 
Anyone who travels across state lines with a firearm should have current copy of this book. It literally covers EVERYTHING you need to now and it’s all separated by state for quick reference.

Great point !

Emphasis on the MOST CURRENT COPY. Gun laws change regularly, Open carry of a handgun in Texas was just made legal a few years ago with a permit (prior to that is was only concealed carry) as an example.
 

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jaxyaks

Adventurer
Load it up throw it in the glove box or center console and roll.... Sounds as if you are more concerned with having one at the campsite/off road area, I have found that having one loaded in the vehicle has come in handy more than once....late night fill ups...wrong exit in wrong part of town...etc. With the exception of the few times I actually need to be in the Northeast. (NJ/NY/DC etc) area, I usually keep something loaded somewhere in the vehicle....if its for bear/animal defense, make sure you have enough gun....
 
If stopped by the POPO, this is my recommendation (and what I do, Cops get stopped too, we tend to have heavy right feet).

Windows down... all of them (we might be making a passenger approach). Palms up on the steering wheel (shows nothing in hands and both in sight). DONT go fishing around for your wallet on your way to the shoulder (from our view it looks like you are hiding or accessing something, something that might hurt us) , or after you came to a stop (for the same reason) , wait for us to say hello first. You might not need the stuff in the first place (we put you on the curb to tell you your gas cap was off as an example). Be polite as we should be doing the same, and the stop will be over quickly.

Now if you have the heater in the car or on your person (post getting your LTC) ..If your particular heater is within reach of you when you get stopped, my advice is Advise the officer that you are armed and where it is (your drivers license is going to tell us if you have an LTC anyway) . When I worked patrol I always appreciated the update and usually said a variation of what was posted earler "You dont go for yours and I wont go for mine" with a smile.

If your gun is where you need to access TELL us "My gun is in the glovebox where my insurance card is, what do you want me to do?" we will be clear on what we want to happen. In Texas the registration system may tell me you have insurance anyway (its getting better but not anywhere near 100% accuracy yet)
Usually how I operate on the few times I've been pulled over. I always keep in mind to turn on the dome light at night, since so many vehicles (including mine) have tinted windows making it difficult to see inside the vehicle. I communicate what I'm going to do most of the time - "My license is in my phone case, in my pocket." etc.

Depending on where I am, WA state does not have a requirement to notify of carrying. Some areas are known to be anti-gun.

OP: Another good resource is handgunlaws.us. It will outline where your LTC/CPL/CWP is valid in other states with a simple click of the mouse. The patchwork of laws regarding OC/CC is asinine and there needs to be either none, or 1 law to rule them all.

My s-i-l and her family are currently in WY backpacking. She's OC'ing on her backpack (Alien Gear backpack rig). I'm interested in hearing if anyone said anything.
 

Todd n Natalie

Observer
I've used a tire tool on a muskrat and a doe (at different times); both had broken backs and had been left by other motorists on the side of the road. It sucks trying to do the right thing with the wrong tool.
Better than the police officer here who repeatedly backed over an injured deer with his cruiser to 'put it out of it's misery'.......


You did the best you could with what you had.
 

W7GES

New member
If you join the USCCA and download the app there is a reciprocity tab that will fill you in on the firearm laws in the states you are visiting.

These seem to be updated frequently as there is COVID information (will wearing a mask make concealed carry illegal?), etc.


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Martinjmpr

Wiffleball Batter
From a legal standpoint, having the gun unloaded and cased will never get you into trouble West of the Mississippi, even in CA. If you don't feel you need a firearm while driving that's the safest way to transport it (from a security standpoint, it makes it less likely that, for example, someone might reach into an open window and take it while you are fueling up or using the restroom.)

Most Western states (apart from CA) have fairly lax laws with regard to the transportation of firearms in a motor vehicle. As has been said, in CO your vehicle is considered to be an extension of your home and you can legally carry concealed in your vehicle, but once you get out you can only carry concealed if you are on private property with the consent of the property owner OR have a valid CCW permit (I can't remember the states that CO has reciprocity with but it's in the statute somewhere.) Open carry is legal in CO.

EDITED TO ADD: If you're concerned about Federal land, don't be. Federal PUBLIC lands generally follow the firearms laws of the state where the Federal lands are located. Of course that doesn't apply to non-public lands (like military bases) which follow stricter Federal rules.
 

91AzXJ

Adventurer
I was on the streets for 10+ years and always appreciated it when someone said they were carrying. I was recently pulled over in Kansas doing 9 mph over by a deputy. I kept my hands on the wheel and informed him that I was carrying and he said no problem, thanks for letting me know. The adage of it is better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission doesn't work if you're stopped and they find a firearm on you or in the vehicle. Do the smart thing and tell them up front.
 

BritKLR

Kapitis Indagatoris
I was on the streets for 10+ years and always appreciated it when someone said they were carrying. I was recently pulled over in Kansas doing 9 mph over by a deputy. I kept my hands on the wheel and informed him that I was carrying and he said no problem, thanks for letting me know. The adage of it is better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission doesn't work if you're stopped and they find a firearm on you or in the vehicle. Do the smart thing and tell them up front.
Thanks for your service.
 
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