Legal Transportation

Discussion in 'Crossbow Legislation' started by Tucker, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Tucker

    Tucker Member

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    I was wondering, what is legal to transport a crossbow in a vehicle in Michigan (or any state). Bolt removed? Uncocked? In a case?
     
  2. dbllungem

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    For Michigan, the laws are the same as if you're transporting a firearm or vertical bow. "...unloaded and in a case, or unstrung, or carried in the trunk of a vehicle with a trunk, or when transported on an ORV equipped with and made inoperative by a manufactured keylocked trigger housing mechanism. These rules apply whether your vehicle is parked, stopped, moving, or is on private or public property".
     
  3. Tucker

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    Do they have to be uncocked, or just the bolt removed and in a case? If you hunted in the morning and wanted to go in for lunch and come back out for the afternoon, you might not want to shoot it to empty it. With a rifle you empty the chamber and remove the magazine and case it. Just a thought. I don't own one yet (Researching & shopping) and I might be getting ahead of myself with some of these questions.
     
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    I would think it would be as long as there no arrow on the rail its un-loaded and legal to transport..... :unsure:
     
  5. SPECIALIZED

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    Just asking,why would you not shoot the crossbow to unload while at your hunting spot?
    Then reload when you return.Carrying around a cocked crossbow,while not hunting or placing in a vehicle even with out the arrow can cause damage if accidently fired.
     
  6. Tucker

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    Good point!
    I was just wondering what the letter of the law considers "Legal". I would hate to be ticketed on a technicality!
     

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