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    I am heading to Seneca Shadows which is on National Forest Land in West Virginia. I know i can conceal carry but is Open Carry allowed??
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    Default Re: Open Carry in WV

    OC is generally legal in WV, but i think they have a law saying it is not legal in national forests.

    or, more specifically, they have a laws saying guns must be unloaded and cased in national forests...but they have an exception for concealed carry license holders who are carrying concealed.

    since WV and PA now have reciprocity, you can CC in a national forest in WV, but i don't think you can legally OC.

    disclaimer: i am not nearly as up to speed on WV laws as PA laws, so i could be wrong, but this is my understanding.

    ETA: this citation:

    http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/mnf/general_...20NF_Lands.pdf
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    Default Re: Open Carry in WV

    Based on the linked info above, it looks like licensed CC is permitted in the National Forest. There is also no statewide preemption, and at least two municipalities prohibit OC (Charleston & Dunbar), so unless you're sure, CC might be best start to finish.
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    Default Re: Open Carry in WV

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    Based on the linked info above, it looks like no carry is permitted in the National Forest.
    how do you figure that? it seems to me like CC is allowed if you have a carry license.

    The second exception to this law allows people with a concealed weapon permit to carry a loaded, concealed, handgun either on their person or in their vehicle while on National Forest.

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    Default Re: Open Carry in WV

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleRedToyota View Post
    how do you figure that? it seems to me like CC is allowed if you have a carry license.
    Ok - I see know. Very poor formatting stating "In order to allow hunting, these laws make an exception", then throw in another exception.

    *edited my above post to correct it
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    Default Re: Open Carry in WV

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    Very poor formatting stating "In order to allow hunting, these laws make an exception", then throw in another exception.
    yeah, i hear ya.

    it was actually hard for me to type the "while on National Forest." part of the quote i cited.

    i mean, what the heck does it mean to be "on national forest"?

    perhaps "in a national forest" or "on national forest land"?

    geesh. ya'd think they would proof read something before releasing it for official public consumption.

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    Default Re: Open Carry in WV

    Thanks for the replies, guess no OC for me at least on National Forest.
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