Greensboro hiking trail wildlife run-in

Discussion in 'North Carolina Gun Forum' started by rayfisher3885, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. rayfisher3885

    rayfisher3885 New Member

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    So i'm new in town and have a question about handguns/rifles. I was hiking through one of the trails off north church street just north of Greensboro when, about a mile into the woods, the dog and I came across some a deer. No big deal but then i got myself nervous thinking what would i do if i came across something bigger than a deer, like a damn bear or a cat. This 4 in pocket knife isn't going to do much. So my question is how much trouble, if any, would i get in if i got caught with my .270 over my shoulder? Or should i just stick with the handgun? Any info would help! thanks.
     
  2. orangello

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  3. rayfisher3885

    rayfisher3885 New Member

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    LOL never!
     
  4. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    It illegal to carry a fire arm of any kind if its a state park, they can not only arrest you but they will destroy your gun as well. This goes for any state property I believe, I'm in Johnston county(SE of Raleigh) and had to talk Raleigh PD out of taking my pistol(long story) but I got lucky.
     
  5. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I am not sure of the open/concealed carry laws that would be involved in your state. In MS, i would claim to be on my way to target shoot and would carry a slung 12 guage with a barrel a bit short to look like i was hunting out of season (my Mossy with 18.5" barrel), though i would forgo the shotty for a pistol on a longer walk especially in warmer weather (after February).

    Maybe you should look at the website for the North Carolina Wildlife cops and/or send them an email asking about carry for self-defense/safety on hiking trails in that area? http://www.ncwildlife.org/ If they don't know, i'd bet they can point you in the right direction to ask.

    Wow deadspot! That blows.

    http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/grmo/rules.php So, no carry without a permit in the state parks; i'd find some other place to hike or get a permit, bummer.
     
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  6. deadsp0t

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    I actually met a GF there after work, PD rolled in like a swat team. We were standing outside talking and the usual Q's guns? Drugs? Etc.. Told'em and he went on to explain that the park closed @9pm and no guns allowed. I said well there's no signs about either.. We were respectful and polite and so were they.. They lets is go but they really had me nervous talking about destroying my pistol lol they must have been watching for some other kind of activity because we had barely gotten out if the car when they rolled in lol
     
  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Well, you can still trip the dog. Apparently North Carolina's Wildlife and Parks administration hates dogs; maybe you could send PETA after them. :D
     
  8. johnr43

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    As I read it, North Carolina G.S. 14-415.11 allows it in State Parks with some excepted areas if you have a carry permit and of course, carry appropriate ID..

    My brief experiences with the NC Wildlife deputies is that some have very lukewarm IQs, and possibly got their jobs because "Uncle Joe-Bob" knew someone. :eek:
     
  9. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    I was just in the parking lot LMMFAO!! My pistol was laying in 'plain view' on the passenger seat..
    Was also in city limits.. Idk, just glad they didn't take it lol
     
  10. LawAbidingCitizen

    LawAbidingCitizen New Member

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    There is a reason its sometimes referred to as guilty country instead if Guilford county.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Firearms Talk mobile app
     
  11. John_Deer

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    The state legislature recently passed a law allowing concealed permit holders to carry a concealed pistol in parks. The law also prevented cities/counties from passing laws saying CCW holders cannot exercise their right to carry a concealed pistol. I am not sure about the federal parks and game refuges. You can always call your local sheriffs dept if you have any doubt.