View Poll Results: Is it legal to have a loaded firearm inside your tent while camping on crown land?

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Thread: Is it legal???

  1. #21
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    Re: Is it legal???

    an unloaded rifle is a CLUB! , if a club comforts you?? have at it!

    as for Crown land or Private land?? if you are there within the law, then no worries,,,
    sit quietly by the river,,,,,,

    eventually the bodies of your enemies will come floating by,,,,

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    Re: Is it legal???

    Quote Originally Posted by leadpillproductions View Post
    if is not legal ill take the fine
    Not to hijack the thread, BUT... say supposed scenario happened; A huge Griz attacks your tent at night, and you are lucky enough to kill it.

    Would you report this...

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    Re: Is it legal???

    Quote Originally Posted by leadpillproductions View Post
    if is not legal ill take the fine
    Ditto. As much as discharging a firearm within 1/4 mile of a rec site is unlawful. I'd still do it if defending me or mine, or anyone camped nearby.
    Take a kid hunting its more rewarding than shooting an animal yourself!!

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    Re: Is it legal???

    Quote Originally Posted by limit time View Post
    From the rcmp-grc,

    UNLOADED non-restricted firearms can be kept unlocked:
    temporarily if needed to control animal predators in an area where firearms can lawfully be fired ( amunition must be kept separate or locked up); or
    in a remote wildernesss area (ammunition may be kept readily accessible).


    As far as i can tell it can not be in the gun! Like Gatehouse say if you are lawfully hunting.
    I think this is for coyotes and dogs on a farm or predators at a community pasture(remote, wilderness)

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    Re: Is it legal???

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatehouse View Post
    If you are in an area where it is legal to discharge a firearm, it's legal to have a loaded firearm, s long as it is under your control. (You can't leave an unattended, loaded firearm in your tent)

    The exceptions to this would be if there are other, specific laws that prohibit it (such as in your truck)
    I'd have to agree, unless it's a forestry camp site (crown land, not legal to discharge a firearm in a forestry campsite), or you tent is inside your truck..., you are good to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by limit time View Post
    Yes..but when you sleep you are not attending, so it must be unloaded?
    So what happens when you fall asleep sitting up against a tree glassing for deer - are you a criminal at that point?
    Quote Originally Posted by Foxton Gundogs View Post
    I was all set to respond to this idiotic statement, then my wife reminded me, I may be really good with dogs and horses but I'm not a JACKASS whisperer

  6. #26
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    Re: Is it legal???

    Quote Originally Posted by limit time View Post
    Not to hijack the thread, BUT... say supposed scenario happened; A huge Griz attacks your tent at night, and you are lucky enough to kill it.

    Would you report this...
    Yep and would have no problems tell them i slept with my gun loaded..

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    Re: Is it legal???

    Quote Originally Posted by yama49 View Post
    Yep and would have no problems tell them i slept with my gun loaded..
    I bet they would charge (or try to ) with poaching.

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    Re: Is it legal???

    Aint nothing in this world more useless than an empty gun
    when sleeping in bear country ... yep
    A true Archery Nut

    Willing to help and anser archery related questions to the best of my ability ...all you gotta do is ask

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    Re: Is it legal???

    Quote Originally Posted by limit time View Post
    I bet they would charge (or try to ) with poaching.
    Highly unlikely
    Quote Originally Posted by burger View Post
    Sorry Ozone you are correct

  10. #30
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    Re: Is it legal???

    Quote Originally Posted by boxhitch View Post
    IMO A tent is not a residence, so the same rules apply as in the outdoors.
    Practice safe handling skills, muzzle control

    On that line, being drunk in a tent would be the same as drunk in a public place ? Not a safe haven ?
    This is what I found on a tent. http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/...1.xml#section1

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