spotlighting deer during hunting season

Discussion in 'New Hampshire Gun Forum' started by Mack Bolan, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. Mack Bolan

    Mack Bolan New Member

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    is that legal in new hampshire, I know some states allow it under certain conditions...
     
  2. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Might be but very unethical and lazy.
     
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  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Some states have laws against harassing wildlife, Alabama is one such state. Things can get fuzzy on private property with a feral hog problem.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Ummm............ none of us will be sitting beside you in the jail cell, and our Bail Fund is really low right now. Could I suggest that the prudent course of action would be to check with your State Game Commission?

    Here in VA, it is illegal to "cast a light" off of the road on property you do not own, even without a gun. Exception for those with a "damage" permit (commercial farming) which allows you to take deer at any time, any means.
     
  5. Mack Bolan

    Mack Bolan New Member

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    I was only asking for the sake of knowing and getting a quick answer from someone on the forum that may have known. I did look it up and it sounds like in NH it is legal before 11pm without a gun in the car but not during the hunting season. I also asked because recently during this last couple weeks of deer season while walking the dog in our backyard I noticed a truck going by spotlighting our property and the neighboring properties as we have deer passing through on a regular basis, not many though, only about 5-6 at the most at one time.

    I myself, consider it a pretty cowardly and lazy method as well for animals like deer, not a nuisance herd boar roaming around, then I would probably call it something like a "more efficient" method.