Hunting Law question

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Kenbushway, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Kenbushway

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    I was just watching a show (not a hunting show) and the person on it took aim at a moose in the middle of a stream. I thought killing animals over water was nationally illegal, does anyone else know this not to be the case?
     
  2. Alidar Jarok

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    There's no federal law on the subject, so it would mean that every single state would have to have the same laws for it to be nationally illegal. I don't know the answer, but I suspect it's not the case.
     
  3. sojourner

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    Better go arrest all those duck hunters.
     
  4. Finn

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    Moose tend to be near water...
     
  5. Alidar Jarok

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    Just to give a bit more of a researched answer. I looked at Delaware law and could not find any prohibitions on shooting animals in water (although I already knew that it is illegal in Virginia). So I know that it is at least not banned in all 50 states.
     
  6. gturner

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    I'm pretty sure you can always shoot a moose in self-defense, even out of season, by screaming "It's coming right at me!" Or at least you can in South Park.
     
  7. SmoothieX

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    Beat me to it.

    I'm thinking of taking up bird hunting this year. I've got the of for it and I'm moving to a bird hunting hot spot (northwest ND) next month.

    (This may be the first time North Dakota and hot spot have been spoken in the same sentence.)
     
  8. Misfit Toy

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    A moose once bit my sister..
     
  9. Sector 7

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    A hog once bit my brother on the inner thigh. Another inch or two and he'd have been a permanent soprano! Ah, farm life... :techman:
     
  10. Pingfah

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    I think he was referencing Monty Python...

    But since we're on the topic, I was once savaged by a badger. Really.
     
  11. scotpens

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    Perhaps the reference would have been clearer if he'd written "møøse."
     
  12. Misfit Toy

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    I....don't know how to write "møøse."
     
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  14. scotpens

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    In the state of New York, it's illegal to drive with a live moose tied to your fender on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. ;)
     
  15. Vendikarr

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    Are those moose holy days or something?
     
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  17. Kenbushway

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    :lol: Nice.
     
  18. marillion

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    Damn Moose!!

    Just for the record, I checked with my friend at New Mexico Game and Fish and there is no such law about shooting game in water here in the state...
     
  19. Kenbushway

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    Thanks for going the extra step.
     
  20. scotpens

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    It's a Woody Allen reference.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SkZA0FKmAw[/yt]