Gunpowder wrote:You are way off base here.
He can ticket you for having an empty 30-06 shell in your boat, 50' feet from your blind. You can not have any lead while hunting waterfowl.
Gunpowder, Thanks for the help, and I appreciate everyone looking out, I found on page 42 under "Rifles" it says "Rifles are prohibited by federal law in hunting migratory game birds." I am not using it to hunt migratory game birds, when my duck hunt is done, I switch to hunting deer. Do I need to stow the gun in the truck and do a 1 for 1 swap then? <--seems a little excessive.
Page 60 "Non-toxic Shot No person may take ducks, geese (including brant), swans or coots while possessing shot (either in shot shells or as loose shot for muzzleloading) other than approved nontoxic shot. For a list of approved non-toxic shot, see (http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/issue ... ntoxic.htm
)" -- I am doing neither of these things.
I wouldn't exactly say you can not have any lead while hunting waterfowl, this year they changed the law to say, "On State-owned game lands, and all other lands unless prohibited by the landowner, persons may lawfully carry any firearm openly that they are otherwise lawfully entitled to possess, and may also carry a concealed handgun if they possess a current and valid concealed handgun permit issued to them." ----I know I know, technicality, I am not hunting with the handgun, but I am allowed to have one on me, and it may have lead in it.
I NEVER NEVER want to break the rules, I have hunted in 6 different states in the last 10 years of service and every state is always a little different. I ALWAYS take the state's hunter safety course just so I can get in touch with a teacher and know the rules before I go. I honestly did not mean to break the rules here. However, as one last follow up, I will give one of the agents a call and ask, then post back up on here with their name and answer.
SO with all that said, TREYDU22, I am sorry if I lead ya astray, don't follow advise #3 below--me thinks ya might break the law!