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November 16, 2011

Here are answers to some of the recent most frequently asked law enforcement questions taken this week by the DNR Call Center.
The Call Center is staffed daily, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., and offers bilingual service in Spanish and Hmong. The number is 1-888-936-7463.

Question 1: If I am a bow hunter and plan to hunt during the 9-day gun season do I need to by a gun deer license?

Answer: No, if you are hunting with a bow you only need the archery license but must wear blaze orange during the gun hunt.

Question 2: With the archery season extended through the 9-day gun deer season this year, can I take both my bow and gun out in the stand with me?

Answer: Yes, as long as you have both archery and gun deer licenses. Your archery license is only valid for use with archery equipment and your gun license is only valid for use with a firearm. It is not legal to use your Archery Buck Deer or Archery Antlerless Deer carcass tags to tag a deer killed with a firearm, or to use your Gun Buck Deer carcass tag to tag a buck killed with a bow or crossbow.

Question 3: What does unloaded firearm mean?

Answer: Unloaded means all rounds are removed from the firearm including any magazine attached to the firearm. A cap lock muzzle-loading firearm with the cap removed, a flint lock muzzle-loading firearm with the flashpan cleaned of powder, and an electronic ignition muzzleloader with the battery removed and disconnected from the firearm are also considered unloaded, without the need to remove the ball or powder from the barrel.

Last revised: Friday August 31 2012