Last weekend I OCed on a boat while passing a DNR boat and although they watched me with binoculars, they didn't stop me. I open carried an unloaded firearm to comply with the Wisconsin statutes.
If you are fishing from shore are you able to openly carry a loaded firearm?
all of this is new to me; you can carry on a boat (presumebly holstered), but unloaded? sounds like this boat was in california......carry on land? i guess if it's private property, but i'm not sure, and would realy appreciate someone telling me how it is.
Last edited by phred; 07-11-2010 at 03:26 PM. Reason: added
(a) Except as provided in sub. (4), no person may place, possess or transport a firearm, bow or crossbow in or on a motorboat with the motor running, unless the firearm is unloaded or unless the bow or crossbow is unstrung or is enclosed in a carrying case.
(6) "Motorboat" means any boat equipped with propulsion machinery, whether or not the machinery is the principal source of propulsion.
Here you go MCX. This is the statute to which I believe he was referring. No case requirement for firearm in the motorboat. I can't find a statute that restricts OC in a non-motorized boat though. Just keep in mind where the body of water is located, such as a state park.
isn't a boat considered a vehicle?
(bn) Subsection (2) (a) does not apply to a person using a bow or a crossbow for fishing from a motorboat .
Of course, in the DNR Spearing Regulations:
"It is unlawful to use a crossbow for spearing fish. There may be local public safety
ordinances that prohibit the use of a bow and arrow in some areas. Please check with
your local law enforcement office for further information."
Last edited by phred; 07-11-2010 at 04:24 PM. Reason: Added DNR but....
how about if you carry in a canoe or kayak or a rowboat?
My hat goes off to you for carrying on a boat and thereby informing/reminding the public and LEOs of our rights. Well done.
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