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Thread: Carrying shotgun with 6 shells -- CO problems?

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    Carrying shotgun with 6 shells -- CO problems?

    Hi all,

    I plan to carry a shotgun with 6 shells in the bush for the first time solely for bear defense when fly fishing or canoeing in known bear habitat.

    My question is this: will a conservation officer give me a hard time? I'll have a hunting license but will have more shells than permitted. Without a hunting license I might look like a poacher to a CO. I may or may not have fishing gear with me at any particular time.

    Any thoughts? If this will be a headache for me I'll just take my .44mag rifle.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Carrying shotgun with 6 shells -- CO problems?

    You can't be serious !!!
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    Re: Carrying shotgun with 6 shells -- CO problems?

    Just make sure they're slugs.

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    Re: Carrying shotgun with 6 shells -- CO problems?

    The answers to this and other ??'s are in the Regulations.
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    Re: Carrying shotgun with 6 shells -- CO problems?

    Dude, any way you slice it , your asking for trouble.
    A gun for self defence is just another excuse to whine to the judge when you have to explain your actions.
    Dead bear in season no tag??? Hmmm sounds fishy to me.
    Dead bear out of season with a tag ???? Again sounds fishy to me?
    But then again what do I know.

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    Re: Carrying shotgun with 6 shells -- CO problems?

    The point is I won't be hunting, which technically means I can have as many shells as I wish. The problem I think is convincing a CO of that...

    Quote Originally Posted by boxhitch View Post
    The answers to this and other ??'s are in the Regulations.

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    Re: Carrying shotgun with 6 shells -- CO problems?

    Where the use of a shotgun is allowed for hunting or trapping big game, an unplugged shotgun holding more than 2 shells and firing single projectiles only (slugs) may be used.
    So, get a bear tag and be on your way.

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    Re: Carrying shotgun with 6 shells -- CO problems?

    I don't understand your response at all -- you don't think firearms are every necessary for bear defense, or bringing a shotgun with 6 shells is not a good idea, or ?

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    Re: Carrying shotgun with 6 shells -- CO problems?

    take some paper targets along
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    Re: Carrying shotgun with 6 shells -- CO problems?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, (it happens!!) but you only need worry about the 3 shot rule if your hunting birds? You don't even need a hunting licence to carry a shottie in the bush, you PAL supercedes your hunting licence, for carry purposes only.
    Take a kid hunting its more rewarding than shooting an animal yourself!!

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