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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2019, 03:58:16 PM »
Shooting at deer with an AR-15 is why the game warden was called.

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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2019, 03:59:00 PM »
There is an issue to consider during modern deer and elk seasons but not muzzleloader.

(1) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife during any modern firearm deer or elk season with any firearm 240 caliber or larger, or containing slugs or buckshot, unless the hunter has a valid license, permits and tags for modern firearm deer or elk seasons are in his or her possession.

https://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=220-413-060

And itís a dumb law. :twocents:

And the rest of the law isn't posted. But as another post listed shows the rest of the law.  If one has a valid cougar tag you can carry whatever legal cougar caliber you want. Such as if I wanted to carry a 30 06 during late archery/ muzzy/ or modern firearm for the chance of shooting a cougar while my buddy is deer hunting I'm perfectly legal.
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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2019, 04:00:48 PM »
Shooting at deer with an AR-15 is why the game warden was called.

Why wasn't that posted in the start? That would clarify the intent of poaching. As the details were originally published showed no intent of any broken law.
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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2019, 04:02:25 PM »
I was under the impression while hunting with a bow or muzzleloader only a pistol could be carried. Muzzle loader hunting for deer with another person who is "hunting coyotes" with a modern rifle just sounds shady and was from what I saw.
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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2019, 04:37:59 PM »
You can hike all over the woods with any firearm you want. There is no restriction on self defense Firearms. Rifle or pistol can be used for self defense, or target practice.

Now if you see someone  actually shooting at a animal thatís different.

So which is it ? Was the guy shooting at a animal.?
Or just walking along with his buddy?
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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2019, 04:50:34 PM »
I was under the impression while hunting with a bow or muzzleloader only a pistol could be carried. Muzzle loader hunting for deer with another person who is "hunting coyotes" with a modern rifle just sounds shady and was from what I saw.

I think that's true for archery hunting, but not muzzleloader. Either way, a person who is with an archery or muzzleloader hunter, can carry any kind of firearm they want.

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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2019, 06:18:35 PM »
BTW bear season closed Nov. 15th...
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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2019, 06:28:13 PM »
Shooting at deer with an AR-15 is why the game warden was called.

Why wasn't that posted in the start? That would clarify the intent of poaching. As the details were originally published showed no intent of any broken law.
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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2019, 06:44:38 PM »
Shooting at deer with an AR-15 is why the game warden was called.

How do you know it was a AR-15 and not a AR-10? Or did I miss something?

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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2019, 06:46:49 PM »
Raises hand.... It wasn't me.... But I hunt with a ar-15 that I built in a cal that makes it legal for deer. I also am new to hunting, like 4-5 years... but I am in my 40's and I have spent my whole life wondering around the woods and I always carry a weapon.... When I was younger it was a sks then a ak then a ar..... I don't trust people, seen to much sketchy crap.  I have been stopped a couple times while carrying something, and I wasn't hunting and didn't have a lic or any tags..... normally just a long talk with the game warden. You can take your rifle for a walk in the woods.... It's ok...

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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2019, 07:36:30 PM »
Shooting at deer with an AR-15 is why the game warden was called.

How do you know it was a AR-15 and not a AR-10? Or did I miss something?

Doesn't matter. There was no open season for modern firearms open- only muzzleloader. At least according to the OP.

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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2019, 07:52:04 PM »
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Why wasn't that posted in the start? That would clarify the intent of poaching. As the details were originally published showed no intent of any broken law.

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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2019, 08:40:10 PM »
Raises hand.... It wasn't me.... But I hunt with a ar-15 that I built in a cal that makes it legal for deer. I also am new to hunting, like 4-5 years... but I am in my 40's and I have spent my whole life wondering around the woods and I always carry a weapon.... When I was younger it was a sks then a ak then a ar..... I don't trust people, seen to much sketchy crap.  I have been stopped a couple times while carrying something, and I wasn't hunting and didn't have a lic or any tags..... normally just a long talk with the game warden. You can take your rifle for a walk in the woods.... It's ok...
Same here also to include ar10 this year.

Unless you actually seen said person shoot a deer.shady or not perfectly legal ,To hunt coyotes year round.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2019, 08:53:36 PM »
Without the regs in front of me. Im pretty sure you cant carry a centerfire of a caliber of 24 or higher during any late archery or muzzy season. Which is why I coyote hunt with a 22-250.

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Re: Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2019, 09:34:12 PM »
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