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Old November 26th, 2019, 09:08 AM #1
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PA/MD Hunting Legal Question

So my buddies nephew (22) who is in our hunts with us for rifle season every year lives in PA, we hunt in MD. He said he is not coming this year because he is on unsupervised probation for a DUI and prohibited from possessing a firearm. From what I know it is his only DUI and only criminal offense on his record. I do not see a reason why he wouldn't be able to bow hunting during gun season in MD. I told him it would probably be best to confirm with his PO but she may not know or give the correct answer. I figured this would be a good place to get an opinion.
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So my buddies nephew (22) who is in our hunts with us for rifle season every year lives in PA, we hunt in MD. He said he is not coming this year because he is on unsupervised probation for a DUI and prohibited from possessing a firearm. From what I know it is his only DUI and only criminal offense on his record. I do not see a reason why he wouldn't be able to bow hunting during gun season in MD. I told him it would probably be best to confirm with his PO but she may not know or give the correct answer. I figured this would be a good place to get an opinion.
I would say he could use a bow or a crossbow as long it says firearm and not deadly weapon.
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Old November 26th, 2019, 10:55 AM #3
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I meant to post this in Outdoor Sports, if the admins could move it. I would appreciate it.

Thanks for the input regardless of location
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Its legal to bow hunt during rifle season, I do it all the time. It is also legal to possess a crossbow. There is no background check required or anything for a MD hunting license or a crossbow purchase.

Be sure to follow all the rules, like safety orange, during firearms season.
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Am I the only one who finds it ridicilous that this is part of someones probation? If they haven't committed a violent crime involving injury, theft, property damage or something actually involving a gun or assault.... why can't he use a firearm for sporting purposes?
well, being denied the ability to do something one wants to do is inherently part of a punishment and deterrent. In reality, most laws present a choice: avoid bad behavior and also avoid the punishment.

I do find permanent prohibition ridiculous. But temporary prohibition is fine as a punishment. My advice would be: dont drink and drive, that shit kills people.
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Am I the only one who finds it ridicilous that this is part of someones probation? If they haven't committed a violent crime involving injury, theft, property damage or something actually involving a gun or assault.... why can't he use a firearm for sporting purposes?
While I definitely don't condone drink and driving, I tend to agree with you. The punishment should fit the crime. Drinking and Driving should be the things restricted.

As for this situation, he is a nice kid from what I know of him. He seems to really look forward and enjoy hunting camp with us so I didn't want him to miss out because he was misinformed.
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Black Powder guns are not considered firearms either.
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Black Powder guns are not considered firearms either.
Depends on the state. For Maryland that is correct. I don’t know about PA.

It really depends on the language of his probation orders. As mentioned, if it says no firearms and PA doesn’t consider a muzzleloader a firearm, then he should be good to go. If it says no deadly weapons he could try to strangle a deer...but that’s about it. A crossbow or bow is absolutely considered a deadly weapon under any state law.
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Is this a PA thing? I have never heard that a DUI would cause someone to be prohibited from possessing a firearm.
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