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    Question About State Parks And Carrying

    So, I did some searching and came up on this article:
    http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/rpt/2010-R-0472.htm

    I want to make sure I'm reading this correctly.. Does this say that the only way to lawfully carry a handgun in a state park or forest is if you meet both of the following criteria?:
    a) have a valid carry permit
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    b) exclusively hunting small game

    I plan on doing some fishing this year, and often carry my handgun on me, and want to be sure beforehand that I am not breaking any laws if I intended to do so. Also, what defines a state park or forest? Is simply going to a named park with trails on the river a state park?

    Thanks!

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    It is against DEEP regulations to carry in a state park/forest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich B View Post
    It is against DEEP regulations to carry in a state park/forest.
    Ok, that's basically how I read it. Thanks Rich.

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    You can still carry a large knife (over 4") while fishing though....

    C.G.S 943-53-206 Carrying of dangerous weapons prohibited

    (b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to...

    (F) any person holding a valid hunting, fishing or trapping license issued pursuant to chapter 490 or any salt water fisherman carrying such knife for lawful hunting, fishing or trapping activities,



    Other than that, the State pretty much leaves you defenseless in the woods.
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