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Long time hunter, predator newbie here.
Is driving dirt roads with an unloaded gun, calling and listening for yotes, then getting out and going the required "safety zone" distance from the road when you get a response legal or is is considered "Road Hunting"?
 

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As long as you are off the travel portion of the road you are good and can hunt right there. And yes to your second question. I am not 100% sure but I also think you are allowed to have your concealed carry while you are spotting deer as long as you have the protection permit.
 

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I would call your local PGC office and speak to a WCO. To me driving, calling, getting a response then setting up would be equal to driving, seeing a critter, pulling over and trying to shoot the critter. Which is illegal no matter how far away from your vehicle you are.
 

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I thought if you are legitimatly walking (not just getting out of a car) you could shoot from a road bUT not over a road. If you spot or locate game and get out of the vehicle you had to be 25 yards off the road.
 

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TreeBeard said:
Long time hunter, predator newbie here.
Is driving dirt roads with an unloaded gun, calling and listening for yotes, then getting out and going the required "safety zone" distance from the road when you get a response legal or is is considered "Road Hunting"?
That is locating game by vehicle (road hunting).That is how I interpret the law. Also, if you have LTCF you are good to go with the handgun.
 

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You have to have your vehicle off of the traveled portion of the roadway when locating them, for it to be legal. I have an email from them stating this.

And yes, as long as you have your permit, you can carry any sidearm you want, while hunting.
 

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There is no law saying that you can't sit in your vehicle, that is off the road completely, with and unloaded gun, see an animal, get out, load your gun, and take the animal. No different than sitting in a tree stand, blind, old school bus in the woods, etc. The key is that you can't have your firearm loaded in the vehicle, or the vehicle in motion.
 
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