I'm already tagged out this year and will be the camps "Utility man" during buck season. I'm one of the youngest so I can expect 3 or 4 good drags if all goes well. Am I correct in thinking that I can carrying a rifle during buck season if i have a valid furtakers license to shoot coyotes? I know if I don't have a gun with me waiting for the radio to go off telling me to come drag I'll have the little buggers crawling all over me.
Gotta have a valid unused deer tag on you to be able to tote a weapon during regular firearms deer season, even for coyotes. (other than a handgun with a ltcf)
And as I understand it, a doe tag is not valid, for that purpose until does become legal game in the WMU you're in.
Life Member of NRA, Tall Tine outfitters, and life member of UBP.
Yes you can carry with a furtakers license but can not participate. I'm not sure if dragging a deer would be participating or not. Just a guess but I would think it is. Because if thats all they see is you dragging a deer with a raido and no tags how are they to know if you were driving for or sitting with the person who shot the deer but a quick call or email to the game commission will answer your question.
Cooperation after lawfully killing big game.
(a) General rule.--Except as provided in section 2301(b) (relating to lawful cooperation or assistance) and subsection (a.1), it is unlawful for any person who has lawfully killed any big game to hunt for or cooperate with any other person hunting for big game of the same species while carrying a loaded firearm of any kind, a bow and nocked arrow or any other device capable of killing any big game.
I would say that if someone radios you for help, then you had probably better make sure your gun is unloaded while going to help them and while helping them. That is if it isn't considered cooperating with them by carrying a radio and communicating with them for help. Email the PGC and see what they say.