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Is it legal for a convicted felon to hunt with a crossbow in tx ?

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  1. garza

    garza Member

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    If it is. Is a barnett wildcat c5 a decent crossbow for hunting deer & eater size hogs ?
     
  2. birdshot8's

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    i was thinking the only hunters who could legally use a cross bow in texas were those who had an arm amputated. texas game and parks would be the place for you to check. they have a hunting guidelines which you can pick up free at about any decent store or download from the web site.

    i personally prefer a bow over a cross bow because of the unlimited options.
     
  3. TexasRifleman

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    Crossbows can be used by anyone in both the archery and regular seasons in Texas. There are some limits on the design of the thing.

    I have never understood why so many people believe you can't hunt with a crossbow.

    I have also never seen anything prohibiting felons from having crossbows here.

    http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/annual/hunt/means/
     
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  4. kanook

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    it does say "any person". Not sure if that includes felons
     
  5. garza

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    Thanks for your reply. Its legal to use crossbows now but not sure about felons. Thank for the info.
     
  6. garza

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    Yea kanook it does say "any person".
     
  7. TCOV

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    The question might be can a felon posess a weapon in Texas and the definition of weapon. Probably under criminal codes instead of hunting regs. You need to know what rights are reinstated after completing the sentence.
     
  8. garza

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    :rolleyes: really ?
     
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    Yes, really. If you served probation a judge may have dismissed the charges and restored all of your rights. If prison was served and sentence completed there may be restrictions on rights. Sometimes a lawyer can get all rights restored, even at the federal level. Even though there are no federal restrictions for sale of muzzeloaders other than age it is still illegal in WA for a felon to have. I don't know about other weapons as crossbows as I never had an interest. If I was in your situation I would check it out.
     
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    If you have a parole officer you should ask them.
     
  11. garza

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    sorry for the sarcasm

    I apologize for being sarcastic. I mistook ur reply as being that way. Sorry :)
     
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    No offense taken. I had this situation myself once. It's a lot easier to have a felony record nowdays than when the founding fathers wrote the rules. I'm thinking for a lot of things a weekend in the stockade in middle of town and then get over it was a better deal than the lifetime punishment given nowdays. My opinion.
     
  13. garza

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    Yeah, I think so too. I'm not the felon. Its a relative but he got it when he was like 20. He's 37 now loves the outdoors and really hates that he can't hunt with a rifle.
     
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    Hell,execute them,or restore their rights upon release.We shouldn't have ''half citizens''.A much different story if the person is mentally disabled,of course.
     
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    Same situation with someone I know...Years later, he checked and there wasn't even a
    "record"....It would pay for him to check it out...
     
  16. garza

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    it would pay for him to check it out

    Yep, its starting to look that way. Hell, it never hurts to try.
     
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