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I want to know the regs for the moose hunt, as for bowhunting. this season the moose hunt is at the same time as the fall bow hunt for bear, i have my bear tag still available, can i bring my bow with me, with my gun just incase a bear walks in. I know its 1 weapon for one tag, but in this case i should be legal to bring both....if i cannot can someone show me some rules or regulation on this matter, What would one say if i went to court because i had 2 weapons in my moose spot, well there some bear at my moose spot (i can prove it with trail cams)....I am just trying to find rules on this subject...
 

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I am fairly certain that you can only carry one weapon in the woods at a time.
 

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Each license holder can carry 1 firearm 2 days before and 2 days after the moose season!!
 

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Each license holder can carry 1 firearm 2 days before and 2 days after the moose season!!
i know that wonsky, but i have a bear tag as well (BOW), if i dont have a moose tag i can hunt anywhere i want with my bow, so i should be able to have my bow and my gun during moose season and my buddies gun (second liscense on my tag)
 

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I would say that if you were carrying (in possession) both, you might be in some pretty hot water. Not to mention, if bears are around, moose likely are not... That and usually they prefer different terrain. Perfectly fine to have one cased and locked in the trunk.

I cant remember where I found it in here. But this is the F&G Act for NB

NB Fish and Wildlife Act
 

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I would say that if you were carrying (in possession) both, you might be in some pretty hot water. Not to mention, if bears are around, moose likely are not... That and usually they prefer different terrain. Perfectly fine to have one cased and locked in the trunk.

I cant remember where I found it in here. But this is the F&G Act for NB

NB Fish and Wildlife Act
Thanks bow man...as for bear in moose spot, ive got a pic of 3 bears and 2 moose at the same time at my salt lick...
 

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20(2) No holder of a resident moose licence, a designated
resident moose licence or a non-resident moose licence
shall carry or transport a firearm during moose season
in a wildlife management zone other than the wildlife
management zone indicated on the moose validation
sticker affixed to the licence unless the firearm

20(3) Subsection (2) does not apply in respect of bows
and arrows being carried or transported by a person who
has been issued a resident bear licence or a non-resident
bear licence under the Hunting Regulation - Fish and
Wildlife Act.
95-119; 96-63; 97-97; 2002-11; 2004-80
 

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in no place that ive look at the NB fish and wildlife act, i see that i cannot cary my bow with me during the moose hunt with my gun, i can hunt bear or moose at the same time...here is the proof...LOL



see 3 bears in the background, with those 2 moose....
 

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In this heavy heavy regulated Province of NB you are out of luck. I understand your logic of wanting to bring your bow in the event that you also come across a bear, as you are hunting more than one species at a time.

From the NB Fish and Wildlife Act:

"firearm" means any device from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes a rifle, shotgun, pellet gun, air gun, pistol, revolver, spring gun, crossbow or longbow;

No holder of a resident moose licence, a designated resident moose licence or a non-resident moose licence shall have in his or her possession in a resort of wildlife more than one firearm during moose season.
95-119; 96-63
 

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In this heavy heavy regulated Province of NB you are out of luck. I understand your logic of wanting to bring your bow in the event that you also come across a bear, as you are hunting more than one species at a time.

From the NB Fish and Wildlife Act:

"firearm" means any device from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes a rifle, shotgun, pellet gun, air gun, pistol, revolver, spring gun, crossbow or longbow;

No holder of a resident moose licence, a designated resident moose licence or a non-resident moose licence shall have in his or her possession in a resort of wildlife more than one firearm during moose season.
95-119; 96-63
in that case i cannot have my bow with me because i have a moose tag, but if i dont have a moose tag i can go anywhere i want with my bow....these regs are to vague they should just say, if you have an moose tag you cannot hunt bear at the same time, what so difficult in understanding that
 

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you could always leave your rifle at home and just hunt with your bow.
but if the dnr told me that i could only hunt with one firearm at a time, i would take my rifle and try to get the moose. seeing the season is only 3 days long and tags are so hard to come by. you still have lots of time to tag a bear.
just my thoughts, but you should call the dnr to be sure
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ya what takin time said... i've always remember that the week of moose season.. that all other seasons closed the start of that week and only opened the week after moose season closed... meaning, that during that week of moose hunting.. no other season's are open, including varmint.
 

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Moose Sept 23-25

Black bear 1 bear per calendar year Sept 13-25, 2010 (archery only)

just looked at the guide(copied above from guide)... I guess archery season for bear is at the same time as moose season... interesting....
 

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Just talk with a DNR officer, if i can proove that bear go at my salt lick, and i have a bear tag and moose tag i can bring both with me....
 

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It's not up to you to prove squat! It's up to them to prove you are breaking the law by having a guy use a bow to hunt moose while you and your designated second hunter are using rifles. You don't have to show any photos or any tracks around your spot. That's stupid! Just because you decide to hunt a spot with no bear sign doesn't mean there are no bears arond.

That DNR guy doesn't make any sense! Your telling me that you have to hunt bear exclusively in your moose spot where you have a stand over salt. That's hideous. What if you are leaving your stand for dinner or to take a drive around to find a moose and come across a bear cloe enough for a bow. Or you set up at a watering hole for one evening and a bear comes out instead of the moose.

That DNR guy is a fool. Bears roam the woods and regardless of a salt lick you can actually call in bears with a moose call at times. They are predators and do eat baby moose.

I wouldn't take that officer's word on it. Call fredericton and get the actual truth.

One time hunting in early october with bow for deer I decided to bring in my 30-06 with me. Yes I carried both weapons to my stand. Bears do come out and I have seen many without bait. When I walked back down the hydroline to my truck on the side of the highway the warden truck was parked behind me. He was waiting for me. He asked why I had my rifle since deer gun season was not on. I told him I have a bear license also. He checked it out and everything was legit. never gave me a hard time.

There is no reason for not being able to bring along a bow during moose season when you are using a gun. IT's up to the law to catch anyone crazy enough to sit in a stand and shoot a moose with a bow while you are out hunting with a rifle. Not saying you would do this. I'm just stating that is seems the DNR is already assuming everyone that would bring a bow along to hunt bear is out to break the laws of moose season. It's not our taxpayer's fault they are so short staff.

That wardens logic is senseless. That's like saying you can't fish a salmon river for trout with salmon flies. A fly is a lure and nothing designates a trout fly from a salmon fly. I've caught more trout on salmon flies then with trout flies

Hers's a good question for the DNR guys. What if I bring my crossbow along with only field tips to shoot at a target along the road for a break as I drive around with my rifle looking for moose in mid day. Crossbows are not illegal in New Brunswick. But they are not legal for hunting. But I'm not hunting with it. What are they going to say then? I shouldn't be practicing with my crossbow. They have to catch you breaking the law!
 

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actually he only said it would help if any DNR officer asked me the question on what am i doing with a bow and a rifle in my moose stand...then again if driving in a road i see a moose, go after it with my bow shoot it and my gun is locked in the case then what? i am only using one weapon, the other one does not count cause its in the case...
 

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Not meaning to hijack your thread moosebuck but I always thought that you couldnt have in a place of wildlife a crossbow bucknut? If you are correct then I should be able to target practice with my 3006 on my back 40? Always thought I needed a permit?
 
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