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Old 12-30-2019, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default can you carry a rifle in archery only county?

I have looked through the guide and searched here and cant find the answer, i am sure i am missing it....

if I am in an archery only county for deer, can I also carry a rife to the stand with me for pigs?
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Old 12-30-2019, 12:56 PM   #2
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The rule years ago was you couldn't have both during archery season for any county, once general season started I'm not sure if you could have both but that's probably moot in archery only county. Only exception I think was you could carry a sidearm during archery season if you had a CHL.
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Old 12-30-2019, 12:57 PM   #3
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What County are you talking about?


Do you usually rifle hunt for pigs there in the off season?
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Old 12-30-2019, 12:58 PM   #4
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What County are you talking about?
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Old 12-30-2019, 01:02 PM   #5
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The rule years ago was you couldn't have both during archery season for any county, once general season started I'm not sure if you could have both but that's probably moot in archery only county. Only exception I think was you could carry a sidearm during archery season if you had a CHL.
I'm fairly certain they changed that rule a few years ago and yes you can carry a rifle with you.
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Old 12-30-2019, 01:04 PM   #6
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I'm fairly certain they changed that rule a few years ago and yes you can carry a rifle with you.
During archery or General season?
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Old 12-30-2019, 01:19 PM   #7
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During archery or General season?
Both.

If you're legally allowed to carry a gun with you you can carry it during archery season. Just can't shoot game animals during archery only season with the gun
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Old 12-30-2019, 01:26 PM   #8
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What County are you talking about?


Do you usually rifle hunt for pigs there in the off season?
Collin, yes, they have ran all the deer off and i am seeking revenge.
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Old 12-30-2019, 02:39 PM   #9
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just verified with the GW, it is lawful to carry both in Collin county
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:31 PM   #10
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The conversation with the local GW was probably the best thing you could have done!
I would much rather have those talks ahead of time if nothing else for peace of mind.
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:37 PM   #11
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The conversation with the local GW was probably the best thing you could have done!
I would much rather have those talks ahead of time if nothing else for peace of mind.
What???? You think a GW knows more about hunting laws than the green screen???
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Old 01-01-2020, 08:57 PM   #12
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I did not know Texas had any archery only counties. I wonder how many and what areas? I would assume east Texas.
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Old 01-01-2020, 09:04 PM   #13
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I did not know Texas had any archery only counties. I wonder how many and what areas? I would assume east Texas.
No north texas, Grayson, Collin, Dallas, Rockwall, some of these counties used to not have a deer season as the there wasn't a huntable population, populations are still isolated and fragmented due to urban sprawl. They grow BIG deer in all 4.
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Old 01-01-2020, 09:52 PM   #14
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No north texas, Grayson, Collin, Dallas, Rockwall, some of these counties used to not have a deer season as the there wasn't a huntable population, populations are still isolated and fragmented due to urban sprawl. They grow BIG deer in all 4.
I grew up in Rockwall, there arenít squat for deer around there
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:32 PM   #15
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I did not know Texas had any archery only counties. I wonder how many and what areas? I would assume east Texas.
No. East Texas is rifle, pistol, shotgun, archery, .22 short, end shooting times are very liberal (6 hours after sunset and 6 hours before sunrise) and no AR.




I live and hunt in east Texas so hopefully I can make jokes about us.....
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:47 PM   #16
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No. East Texas is rifle, pistol, shotgun, archery, .22 short, end shooting times are very liberal (6 hours after sunset and 6 hours before sunrise) and no AR.




I live and hunt in east Texas so hopefully I can make jokes about us.....
Donít forget about Q-beams and Buickís.

Iím born and raised in the heart of if and still got my PawPaws ol LeSabre he always used to tag out 2 licenses every year. Better availability on ammo than the 30.06!
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Old 01-02-2020, 12:34 AM   #17
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just verified with the GW, it is lawful to carry both in Collin county
You took the bait.
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Old 01-02-2020, 02:55 AM   #18
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I grew up in Garland and back in the 70's we would see a few deer in Rockwall and Collin county.
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Old 01-02-2020, 07:48 AM   #19
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Well heck! You ruined your own thread and checked with the local GW. I was waiting for several to give incorrect answers, guesses, IDKs.
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:41 AM   #20
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No. East Texas is rifle, pistol, shotgun, archery, .22 short, end shooting times are very liberal (6 hours after sunset and 6 hours before sunrise) and no AR.



I live and hunt in east Texas so hopefully I can make jokes about us.....
Lol that's hilarious. Keep the jokes coming
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Old 01-02-2020, 09:07 AM   #21
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just verified with the GW, it is lawful to carry both in Collin county
Dang good for you for doing the right thing.
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Old 01-02-2020, 09:30 AM   #22
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Just don't go hog hunting with a bow during archery deer season without a archery stamp!!!! sorry just venting an old wound.
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:38 PM   #23
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I grew up in Rockwall, there arenít squat for deer around there
No doubt. It would be awesome to have a place with good deer on it 15mins from home
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