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    Carry in state park

    Anyone open carry in a state park since concealed carry became legal? If so what was the outcome? I was going to Kohler
    Andre and hike with some new gear I have acquired including my pistol and holster. I have my concealed carry license but I want to try my holster and backpack at the same time to work out any bugs with them. I just want to avoid any hassles

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    No issues for me i have been to mirror lake state park, buckhorn state park, copper falls state park, devils lake state park I mostly open carry unless it is an accidental shirt cover
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    There ought to be no issues with either OC or CC as long as you have your CCL. Without it, I believe one is still subject to the unloaded and encased requirement. If, by chance, any buildings are posted, you'd still have to comply with the sign. I haven't heard of any buildings being posted in any of the state parks, but maybe someone has?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
    There ought to be no issues with either OC or CC as long as you have your CCL. Without it, I believe one is still subject to the unloaded and encased requirement. If, by chance, any buildings are posted, you'd still have to comply with the sign. I haven't heard of any buildings being posted in any of the state parks, but maybe someone has?
    I've had no issues at any of the parks I've been in. I was invited into the station by a ranger (after I told him I was carrying), he said he likes people that carry to be around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
    There ought to be no issues with either OC or CC as long as you have your CCL.
    Without it, I believe one is still subject to the unloaded and encased requirement.
    OMG, I found something that you don't know! Mark this day on the calendar.

    29.089 is the statute which used to require a cc license in order to carry (any method) in a state park or fish hatchery, or it could be U&E.
    As of 01/01/13 the words "state park" were removed from section 2 (quoted below), making it legal for anyone who is legal to possess a firearm to carry in a state park. (cc still needs a license)

    No person may have in his or her possession or under his or her control a firearm on land located in state parks or state fish hatcheries unless the firearm is unloaded and enclosed within a carrying case. This subsection does not apply to any of the following:
    exception for licensees, LEO, former LEO.

    The beauty of this is that, in conjuction with the preemption statute, now NO locality can prohibit a LAC from a park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    Mark this day on the calendar.
    Good catch! Sometime between passage and effective date I forgot about that change in the law. Getting old is hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
    Good catch! Sometime between passage and effective date I forgot about that change in the law. Getting old is hell.
    Don't let the "gal" and her youthful energy get you discouraged.

    Here is the thread back from July with further citations:

    http://forum.opencarry.org./forums/s...ght=state+park
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    Quote Originally Posted by E6chevron View Post
    Don't let the "gal" and her youthful energy get you discouraged.

    Here is the thread back from July with further citations:

    http://forum.opencarry.org./forums/s...ght=state+park
    Hah! She's a good gal and youthful energy is never discouraging to me.

    I had made myself a mental note to update my material about parks. That was the problem: mental notes, like verbal promises, aren't worth the paper they're written on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal
    OMG, I found something that you don't know! Mark this day on the calendar.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun
    Good catch! ... I forgot about that change in the law.
    It's just so rare that there's something you're not up on...
    And Dave... "youthful energy"?? Really?? I don't feel very youthful nor energetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    It's just so rare that there's something you're not up on...
    And Dave... "youthful energy"?? Really?? I don't feel very youthful nor energetic.
    I'd like to keep it rare, but I can always depend on someone out there to have my six. There was too much time between passage and enactment for my memory to function properly. But your youthful energy pulled us through!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
    I'd like to keep it rare, but I can always depend on someone out there to have my six. There was too much time between passage and enactment for my memory to function properly. But your youthful energy pulled us through!
    Always an honor to be on the "A" team.

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