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Use bow to fill gun tag during gun season?

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ozzie on a related topic could a guy bring two muzzleloaders out and sit in the stand with both?  I know elk hunting in a state where the hunter would bring two guns.  Seemed at odd with the spirit of using a "primitive weapon" but it was legal in that state.

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On 12/14/2015 at 8:53 AM, Hoyt4 said:

From the DNR today

 

No you cannot. That is considered a mixed weapon, and that is not allowed. You will need to choose one or the other.

 

 

 

MNDNR Information Center

 

500 Lafayette Rd

 

St. Paul, MN 55155-4040

 

651-296-6157

 

1-888-646-6367

 

This is funny, I've asked this very question for carrying a bow and gun. I was told as long as I'm licensed for both and both seasons are open it is completely legal. Now where do we go for questions when we've been told two different answers for the same question ?

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On ‎1‎/‎10‎/‎2016 at 2:44 PM, schmoe147 said:

This is funny, I've asked this very question for carrying a bow and gun. I was told as long as I'm licensed for both and both seasons are open it is completely legal. Now where do we go for questions when we've been told two different answers for the same question ?

I know this is old but I will answer it anyway

 

It says in black and white in the regulation book.

 

  • Except those licensed to carry a concealed weapon, a person may not take deer by archery while in possession of a firearm.

So unless you have a ccw you better not have a firearm on you while bow hunting

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On ‎3‎/‎15‎/‎2017 at 4:07 AM, ZachD said:

I know this is old but I will answer it anyway

 

It says in black and white in the regulation book.

 

  • Except those licensed to carry a concealed weapon, a person may not take deer by archery while in possession of a firearm.

So unless you have a ccw you better not have a firearm on you while bow hunting

 I was told as long as both seasons are Open( Archery and Firearm) and I have a valid license for each (Archery and Firearm) both can be in possession.  The regulation book is a reference. they ultimately go off statues. I email all my questions and ask for an answer from someone who can legally answer the question. What you are referring to in the regulation book is carrying a gun during archery seaon alone. Yes that is illegal without a CC.

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On ‎3‎/‎25‎/‎2017 at 3:14 PM, schmoe147 said:

 I was told as long as both seasons are Open( Archery and Firearm) and I have a valid license for each (Archery and Firearm) both can be in possession.  The regulation book is a reference. they ultimately go off statues. I email all my questions and ask for an answer from someone who can legally answer the question. What you are referring to in the regulation book is carrying a gun during archery seaon alone. Yes that is illegal without a CC.

The only reason they allow you to have a gun while archery hunting deer is if you have a ccw. They did this because if they didn't it would impede on your rights to carry.

 
Thank you for contacting the Minnesota DNR.
 
You are correct, your friend is not. Even having both licenses, a person can't have both weapons with them at the same time. That person would need to choose which weapon and license to use, can’t do both hunts with both weapons at the same time.
 
Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions either by email or by calling 888-646-6367 M-F 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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