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    open carry going scouting in fla.

    does anybody know if it is leagel to open carry in the state of florida going scouting on public land. i know you can open carry going hunting or fishing but i just don't know about scouting. thank you koja 1962

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    What exactly do you mean "going scouting"?

    Do you mean hiking and looking around, like you're looking for a good place to go hunting this fall, or do you mean going on a Boy Scouts of America event?

    As far as I know, OC in Florida is generally a no-no, with a few hunting type exemptions.

    If you're talking about a BSA event, it is the official policy of the BSA that they DO NOT allow firearms at BSA events, unless they are being used on closed, controlled firing ranges, and are stored in a locked, secure magazine when not in use...
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    going scouting for the upcoming hunting season. i know you can oc going hunting i just didn't know if that meant scouting also. it is awful hot so wont be wearing much to hid my gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koja1962 View Post
    going scouting for the upcoming hunting season. i know you can oc going hunting i just didn't know if that meant scouting also. it is awful hot so wont be wearing much to hid my gun.
    If you can only OC while hunting or fishing and you want to OC before, I would be concerned with being accused of hunting out of season. I don't know how FL laws are, but in AL there is a law that you cannot hunt within so far of a public road. If you were to OC along that public road, and the officer wanted to give you a hard time, he could accuse you of 'hunting' illegally.

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