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NY state black powder legalities?.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by animus_divinus, Oct 9, 2010.

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  1. animus_divinus

    animus_divinus Member

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    well.. long story short because of a non-violent misdemeanor mess, i cant own guns right now until i get the certificate of relief from social disabilities to go through... but this will take a while and i dont want to miss the 2010 fall season...

    in the state of new york is it legal to hunt with for example, an old 18th or 19th century muzzleloader?.... i have my eye on a lyman great plains rifle, and was wondering if anyone knows if this is legal or not?...

    not looking for people to take a guess or share what they believe, but if anyone has asked before and received a formal response on this id like to know... i emailed the NY DEC, and will call them monday... but im looking for information to consider until then

    NY state law from the NRAILA website does not include a muzzleloader designed prior to 1918 to be a firearm.. and includes replicas of such, so flintlocks and old caplocks SHOULD be OK
     
  2. FLNT4EVR

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    The lyman great plains is perfectly fine to hunt with in ny.Muzzleloaders are legal to use in any county that rifles or shotguns are allowed.
     
  3. wombat13

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    As stated above, you may use a muzzleloading rifle wherever/whenever shotgun and rifle hunting is allowed. Furthermore, it is true that NY doesn't consider antique design muzzleloaders firearms.
     
  4. mbogo

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    You should get legal advice before going afield. You know you have been disqualified from owning and possessing firearms. In the past, NYS has extended this to archery equipment, so I would not be surprised if blackpowder firearms are also prohibited to you.

    mbogo
     
  5. animus_divinus

    animus_divinus Member

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    i dont see how they can even do that since there are no laws on the books supporting it... they can extend it to archery and black powder just because someone in the NYS government says so?
     
  6. mbogo

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    Yes. Governments will, by nature, seek to gather powers unto themselves.

    For all you know, DEC has a list of prohibited persons; once you've purchased your tags, they may contact the State or local police.

    Talk to a lawyer; you don't want any surprises, do you?

    mbogo
     
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