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    Default carrying a semi auto pistol while hunting

    can i legally carry my semi auto pistol while hunting? i do have a cc permit and i would only carry it for protection. mostly for doing drives..

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    Default Re: carrying a semi auto pistol while hunting

    I do believe that you can carry a semi auto for protection as long as you have a LTCF...

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    Default Re: carrying a semi auto pistol while hunting

    As of 2007, yes. LTCF holders may carry semi-auto pistols for self defense while hinting/spotting.

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    Default Re: carrying a semi auto pistol while hunting

    thanks guys, i was reading the hunters manual this morning but really wasnt sure about it.

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    Default Re: carrying a semi auto pistol while hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by Pa. Patriot View Post
    As of 2007, yes. LTCF holders may carry semi-auto pistols for self defense while hinting/spotting.

    great info thanks

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    Default Re: carrying a semi auto pistol while hunting

    I was really happy to read that in this years hunting manual. It was something I always wanted to do but didn't want to get hassled by "the man."

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    Default Re: carrying a semi auto pistol while hunting

    Yes, you can carry a semi auto with you while hunting, IF you have a LCTF. However, if you wound an animal DO NOT use the semi auto to finish the kill. If you do you have now violated the PGC rule against using a semi auto firearm for hunting. If you are carrying a revolver you can use that for finishing shots. Also remember that any hunting firearm needs to be .20 caliber centerfire or larger (for big game).
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    Default Re: carrying a semi auto pistol while hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by Xringshooter View Post
    Yes, you can carry a semi auto with you while hunting, IF you have a LCTF. However, if you wound an animal DO NOT use the semi auto to finish the kill. If you do you have now violated the PGC rule against using a semi auto firearm for hunting. If you are carrying a revolver you can use that for finishing shots. Also remember that any hunting firearm needs to be .20 caliber centerfire or larger (for big game).
    20 cal, like a .22 is ok or larger?

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    Default Re: carrying a semi auto pistol while hunting

    .20 caliber or larger CENTERFIRE cartridge only (something with a primer in the center). .22 LR (a Rimfire cartridge) is NOT allowed (rimfire - the priming material is the the bases' edge) It used to be that it had to be a .25 caliber centerfire or larger but with the new high power .20 caliber and larger rifle cartridges (.204 Ruger, etc) they changed what is now allowed.
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    Default Re: carrying a semi auto pistol while hunting

    You may also carry a sidearm while archery hunting as of this year.

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