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Carrying a gun while camping in NC

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Alex45ACP, Jan 10, 2006.

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  1. Alex45ACP

    Alex45ACP Member

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    Does anyone know the laws pertaining to this? I would like to carry a pistol and a shotgun if possible.
     
  2. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

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    Where you camp will have a lot to do with it, assuming you have a CCW permit... see the NC section at packing.org for more details.

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  3. fletcher

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    This is the response I received from an email concerning that:


     
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    That's just wrong.

    I, who have no interest in hunting even during the regular season, can't CCW my 3913LS while camping or stargazing in a remote area because I might be somehow overcome with Buck Fever and go deer poaching with a 3" barreled 9mm pistol. :scrutiny:

    I guess it's time for a "what .22 pistol is best for self-defense in an NC National Forest" thread... :fire:
     
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    Larger caliber firearms are allowed to be carried (the email was specifically pertained to Uwharrie) per this "exception":

     
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    The NF closest to me (Croatan) has a few designated camping areas, but most of it is "game lands" set aside for hunters. I wonder how the boundaries between the two are designated...guess I'll have to check some more.
     
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    NC gamelands are designated with a diamond shaped sign that proclaims it such. Lacking that, where gamelands meet with private land are boundary markers such as 2 stripes on trees, 2 orange tape pieces tied to trees, or two macheted spots in the bark of a tree, all left by survey crews.

    Gamelands boundaries are usually very well marked.
     
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    Living up here in the Free Nothwest, I never go backpacking without my .40 S&W. My best friend and camping buddy carries a Glock in .45 ACP. A .22, while a great plinking gun would barely get the attention of the mountain lions, bears, bobcats, wolves, moose, and various other dangerous animals around these parts. If a park ranger told me all I could carry was a .22 I'd look at him like he was insane.

    I'd also suggest that the ranger due his job with a pair of flip-flops of his feet rather than boot (they're better for the enviroment, and less offensive).:neener:
     
  9. Alex45ACP

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    Thanks for the information.
     
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