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OC or CC while bow hunting?

quarter horseman

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Can you OC or CC while bow hunting? My neighbor had asked me about this and told him I would find out the answer for him. I looked at MI OC but that was not much help. I'm not a hunter so I never even looked for the law on this. All I have found is if you have a cpl you can carry a pistol while bow hunting. If you do not have a cpl can you OC while hunting? I would love some help thanks.
 

WARCHILD

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He can carry ONLY if he has a CPL.

That is the specific exception. Excerpt from DNR regs for 2010 below:

Archery Deer Seasons
During the archery deer seasons, it is illegal to carry afield a pistol, revolver or other firearm while bow hunting for deer.
Exceptions: This prohibition does not apply to pistols carried under authority of a concealed pistol license or properly carried under authority of a specific exception from the requirement of a concealed pistol license. However, a concealed pistol license does not authorize the individual to use the pistol to take game except as provided by law.
 

Bailenforcer

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I carry 100% of the time and I CC while Bow hunting. Why? Kinda simple. If anyone remembers back in the early 90's there were two hunters murdered by the same gun only a few hundred feet apart from each other. I never heard that it was solved but I do remember it was a suspected animals rights extremest who did the murders. Way too many animal rights weirdos in the woods to the point Michigan was forced to pass the hunter harassment act. Too bad it isn't a felony. Yes take that recorder or camera with you hunting also, not in case the DNR gets stupid but in the event some hunter hating freak shows up.

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10366_37141-34924--,00.html

Overview

Hunters in Michigan have the right to enjoy their sport free from unreasonable and deliberate interference from those opposed to hunting as a legitimate use of public land and other natural resources.

Michigan law prohibits individuals from obstructing or interfering with the lawful taking of animals. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment supports hunting as a legitimate form of recreation and as a useful tool in the management of the wildlife resource. Michigan conservation officers are committed to protecting hunters from the intentional disruption of the hunting experience.

Individuals, whose hunting is being obstructed, should promptly report the violation to the DNRE toll free complaint line at 1-800-292-7800, a local conservation officer, or the nearest DNRE office facility.

Hunter harassment is a misdemeanor offense. Law enforcement officers may issue a citation for violations which take place in their presence, or may arrest with a warrant obtained on information provided by the affected hunter. Acting in cooperation with each other, the hunter and the conservation officer can be an effective team in ensuring the full protection of Michigan's hunters.

In order for an enforcement effort to be effective, the hunter should be prepared, pay attention to details, contact a law enforcement officer and most important, be willing to take the issue to court and provide credible testimony in any court proceedings.

Hunters should note the following points; who, what, where, when, and how when reporting any physical or other deliberate hunter anti-hunter confrontation. The hunter should not under any circumstances become involved in a physical confrontation with any individual. Hunters being harassed should inform the harasser of their feelings and request the harassment to stop.

The burden of proof in any criminal prosecution is on the accuser. To successfully prosecute any person for harassment of another, it must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the person intentionally or knowingly committed the violation.
 
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Yooper

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Houghton County, Michigan, USA
I carry 100% of the time and I CC while Bow hunting. Why? Kinda simple. If anyone remembers back in the early 90's there were two hunters murdered by the same gun only a few hundred feet apart from each other. I never heard that it was solved but I do remember it was a suspected animals rights extremest who did the murders. Way too many animal rights weirdos in the woods to the point Michigan was forced to pass the hunter harassment act. Too bad it isn't a felony. Yes take that recorder or camera with you hunting also, not in case the DNR gets stupid but in the event some hunter hating freak shows up.
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They'd have to find me first :D
 
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