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Thread: School me on Open Carry at a WMA???

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    Is open carry legal at a Wildlife Management Area? Is it considered State forest land?
    I am confused.

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    I believe it's currently a grey area.

    There are rules concerning firearms (http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/regulations/wmarules.pdf), but there is also preemption to take into consideration. You may want to search this forum for "Wildlife Management Area" and look at some of the previous threads.

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    RedKnightt wrote:
    I believe it's currently a grey area.

    There are rules concerning firearms (http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/regulations/wmarules.pdf), but there is also preemption to take into consideration. You may want to search this forum for "Wildlife Management Area" and look at some of the previous threads.
    your closing ")" is included in the link and won't correctly link to the site.

    here you go:

    http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting...s/wmarules.pdf

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    That tells me to see exception for valid concealed handgun permit holders on page 14. Page 14 of what?

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    Of the VA hunting regs. Basically it says that in order to carry a firearm in a WMA you must be a CHP holder. Itdoes not say that the firearm must be concealed but you must be a CHP holder.

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    beradcee wrote:
    Of the VA hunting regs. Basically it says that in order to carry a firearm in a WMA you must be a CHP holder. Itdoes not say that the firearm must be concealed but you must be a CHP holder.
    That's not quite right. After hunting season (Gun) opens, you may carry one without a CHP.


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