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Thread: Open carry in National Forests
I tried to search for this and couldn't find the answer. I also looked in Virginia Statutes and couldn't find the answer. What statute prohibits open carry in a National Forest in Virginia?
I am asking because of this (George Washington National Forest):
Laws Regarding Firearms on National Forest Lands
First, the primary laws governing possession of firearms and other weapons on National Forest are State Laws. These laws were developed by the states following establishment of our Cooperative Wildlife Management Agreements. Most notable of the state laws concerns controlling firearms on the National Forest are “cased gun laws”.
Cased Gun Laws: As the name implies, this law requires that all firearms on National Forest be unloaded and kept in a case. Virginia and West Virginia have similar “cased gun laws”. In order to allow hunting, these laws make an exception.
- It is legal to have loaded firearms on National Forest during the authorized general firearms and muzzle loading gun seasons for bear, deer, grouse, pheasant, quail, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, turkey, or waterfowl. This exception is very specific and applies only during the period when it is legal to take these listed species and doesn’t include carrying the loaded weapons in a vehicle.
- Because hunting on Sunday is prohibited, carrying a loaded gun on National Forest is not legal on Sunday even if it is the Sunday in the middle of the general firearms deer season.
- The second exception to this law allows people with a concealed weapon permit to carry a loaded, concealed, handgun either on their person or in their vehicle while on National Forest. This does not apply if the person is engaged in a primitive weapons season or chase only season.
- People muzzle loading or bow hunting may carry a concealed weapon as long as they possess a concealed weapon permit.
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I'd like to bring this back from the dead. It says CHP holders may carry concealed but nowhere does it address OC for self-defense. Any new info or opinions on this?
Additional searching found http://www.vcdl.org/static/ccw.html
"National Forests: OC prohibited except where hunting is allowed (4VAC15-40-60)"
Last edited by Kevin108; 09-22-2011 at 12:10 AM.
One of the most useful threads on here. Don't know why it hasn't been made a sticky.
Last edited by t33j; 09-22-2011 at 01:56 AM.
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