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Carry sidearm? Radios in ID

broncridingirl

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Couple of questions about hunting during muzzleloader season in ID:

Is it legal to carry a pistol (or friend with no tag to carry a pistol or rifle) while hunting during muzzleloader season for protection? What about if you have a wolf tag and a muzzleloader tag?

What are communication laws? Are 2 way radios legal?

Any other tips about general regs in ID?

Thanks!!
Erin
 

wllm1313

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Couple of questions about hunting during muzzleloader season in ID:

Is it legal to carry a pistol (or friend with no tag to carry a pistol or rifle) while hunting during muzzleloader season for protection? What about if you have a wolf tag and a muzzleloader tag?

What are communication laws? Are 2 way radios legal?

Any other tips about general regs in ID?

Thanks!!
Erin
People ask this question a lot with regard to bear hunting with a rifle during archery and muzzy elk and deer season.
Go easy on yourself and the wardens and just carry the muzzy. If you like carrying a pistol go for it. Having your friend carrying a rifle for you to use on a wolf isn’t illegal but it will put the Eye of Sauron on you, so to speak.
 

Firedude

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Be picky about the muzzleloader you buy. One little thing wrong will make them illegal.

I've carried a pistol off and on depending on where I am. My first thought on a bear would be the 1/2 inch wide 295 grain chunck of lead powered with 90 grains of powder before I pulled the pistol though...

My muzzle loader is accurate enough I would take a shot at a wolf 200 yards away. Buy a good one and you may not need a rifle depending on where you're hunting.
 
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