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Thread: Is it legal to OPEN carry a shotgun in Shenandoah National Park?

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    My understanding is that as of Feb. 22, 2010 it is now legal to *concealed* carry in Shenanodah National Park, but does anyone know if it is also legal to *open* carry a shotgun (i.e. just carry it in my hand or in a shotgun scabbard on my pack, chamber empty with four in the magazine tube) in Shenandoah National Park?

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    Any method of carry that is legal in Virginia outside of SNP is legal inside of SNP.

    You worried about black bears or something?
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    Burlyman78 wrote:
    i.e. just carry it in my hand
    I hope that is not how you normally carry. :shock:

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    There was a copy of the internal memo to the local rangers here. It went away.

    Right now, yes you can carry a shotgun but not in your hand.

    Read it quick before it goes away again



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    Wow, thanks for posting the memo. I don't want to be charged with brandishing. I wonder if a shotgun with a sling over the shoulder would be legal, but it's not addressed in what you posted. A scabbard attached to my pack seems like the best option at this point.

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    Right click on it and save it so it can go away again
    Legally, in Va. you can carry it in your hand but unless you want to be a test case, use a sling or scabbard.

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