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Old 04-17-2007, 09:56 AM
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Regarding your opinion that you could see no reason for an archer to carry a long gun with him I offer the following , limiting what you can carry to defend yourself open's up another can of worm's. How about the guy who doesn't own a sidearm and doesn't mind the extra weight of a long gun, why should he have to find an appropriate regulated weapon to feel secure in the wood's. I've seen hunter's in the woods with knives a foot long that to me seemed foolish but to each his own, most archers seem to feel secure in the woods almost to the point of for lack ofa better term (becoming one with the forest) but there's plenty of the nervous kind also, so I say let them carry whatever they're comfortable with and hope that it works out for them. I imagine that this law was created to lessen the states liability regarding bear and wolf attacks because of their inability to regulate either specie's. Besides after todays massacre in Va carrying a handgun anywhere might be in jeopardy !
USA...you bring up some good points. So I went out and tinkered around with my bow and my rifle. I couldn't draw my bow with a rifle on the other shoulder, it kept falling off my shoulder and sliding down my arm.I put it on the other shoulder and it was very uncomfortable to draw. So I thought about a scenario where you put it down when you are stalking. You could lose your rifle if the stalk is very long, or not have it when you need it. It seems to me if you want reliable protection while bowhunting, you just gotta spend the money and buy a good pistol anyway.

I never thought about states covering your their tail from a liabilty perspective. When you think of it in those terms it will probably never change.

On a different note it is so sad what happened in Virginia. It wasn't even an American that did it yet some are already slamming us for our "gun culture". Yesterday was definitely a dark day for those involved and their families and for gun owners in this country.
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:14 AM
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Yes a very sad day indeed.My prayers go out to all the familes.

To awnser you question Montana has a backcountry season,it runs concurent with archery most of the time.It is only in back country desegnated areas like the Bob Marshall and Absarokas.You can hunt with gun or bow.
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