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As far as that second threat to your weapons is concerned, we can’t eliminate it for you — but we can help keep you informed. Knowledge is power. Our blog is designed to share information important to freedom-loving, weapon-owning individuals.

Our goal is to help you protect the weapons that protect you.

 

Before you go out to hunt, double check the season’s dates for your particular state:

ALABAMA – Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

ALASKA – Alaska Department of Fish and Game

ARIZONA – Arizona Game & Fish Department

ARKANSAS – Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation

CALIFORNIA – California Department of Fish and Game

COLORADO – Colorado Division of Wildlife

CONNECTICUT – Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

DELAWARE – Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife

FLORIDA – Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

GEORGIA – Georgia Department of Natural Resources

HAWAII – Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources

IDAHO – Idaho Fish & Game

ILLINOIS – Illinois Department of Natural Resources

INDIANA – Indiana Department of Natural Resources

IOWA – Iowa Department of Natural Resources

KANSAS – Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

KENTUCKY – Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

LOUISIANA – Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

MAINE – Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

MARYLAND – Maryland Department of Natural Resources

MASSACHUSETTS – Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game

MICHIGAN – Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment

MINNESOTA – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

MISSISSIPPI – Mississippi Wildlife,  Fisheries & Parks

MISSOURI – Missouri Department of Natural Resources

MONTANA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

NEBRASKA – Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

NEVADA – Nevada Department of Wildlife

NEW HAMPSHIRE – New Hampshire Fish & Game Department

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife

NEW MEXICO – New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

NEW YORK – New York Department of Environmental Conservation

NORTH CAROLINA – North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

NORTH DAKOTA – North Dakota Game & Fish Department

OHIO – Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife

OKLAHOMA – Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

OREGON – Oregon Division of Fish & Wildlife

PENNSYLVANIA – Pennsylvania Game Commission

RHODE ISLAND – Rhode Island Department of Environmental Mgt.

SOUTH CAROLINA – South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

SOUTH DAKOTA – South Dakota Division of Game, Fish & Parks

TENNESSEE – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

TEXAS – Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

UTAH – Utah Department of Natural Resources

VERMONT – Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

VIRGINIA – Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

WASHINGTON – Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

WEST VIRGINIA – West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

WISCONSIN – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

WYOMING – Wyoming Game & Fish Department

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Traveling with personal weapons - concealed or open view?

If you are planning a road trip, and want to be sure you don’t unwittingly break any state laws by carrying your favorite weapon, you will need to do a little research before you hit the road.

Some states offer courtesy reciprocity agreements with your own state. Some limit the way you can carry and others refuse to recognize your right to carry at all.

The best bet is to look up the rules for each state where you will be traveling. You will also need to be sure that the information you have is current. Ignorance of the law, won’t help your case and (depending on the state) may actually land you in jail.

Some states don’t allow firearms in vehicles at all (like Illinois and Wisconsin), while others require the weapon to be locked up and/or unloaded while traveling.

To determine the best way to travel across state lines with your weapon(s), you will need to preplan your trip and look up the most recent information on each state where you plan to travel. Laws do change, so don’t use old information. It’s probably best to call the appropriate agency for each state immediately prior to embarking on your trip. (A complete list of these agencies (with contact information) is available in a great little book: Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the 50 States.)

Some of the information which may impact your travel plans include:

  • Do you possess a concealed carry license?
  • Was your CCL issued in the state where you live?
  • Is the weapon a pistol or a rifle?
  • Will it be loaded?
  • Will it be carried in open view?

To begin your pre-trip preparation, you may want to visit the NRA’s page on Interstate Transport of Firearms or the very active USA Carry site’s map. Either way, you should still contact the official state office to make sure you know the latest information before you enter the state.

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