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#11510015 - 03/29/16 09:39 PM Shotgun in boat
HumanSeine Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/23/03
Posts: 899
Loc: Mckinney,Tx
I posted in catfish section but want to try here. I have been fishing in Texas for 50 years and have almost ALLWAYS carried a loaded shotgun in my boat for the occasional aggressive cottonmouth. I went to a Walmart today looking for a new boat gun and the sales guy in Walmart informed me it was against the law to carry in my boat. I highly doubt this is true or there are many violations during duck season. Is anyone her know the actual law on this?


Edited by HumanSeine (03/29/16 09:42 PM)

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#11510017 - 03/29/16 09:39 PM Re: Shotgun in boat [Re: HumanSeine]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Online   content
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Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 8083
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Not true at all

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#11510030 - 03/29/16 09:48 PM Re: Shotgun in boat [Re: HumanSeine]
Ricky Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1954
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
can your boat not get away from a snake quick enough?
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#11510031 - 03/29/16 09:48 PM Re: Shotgun in boat [Re: HumanSeine]
Cmack Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/14/04
Posts: 596
Loc: Onalaska,Tx
Walmart sales guys are usually not the sharpest spoon in the drawer.
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#11510035 - 03/29/16 09:50 PM Re: Shotgun in boat [Re: HumanSeine]
bradnitro175 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 4827
Loc: Dallas,tx
Hand cannon.bond arms

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#11510044 - 03/29/16 09:55 PM Re: Shotgun in boat [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
BThomas Online   content
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Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 7865
Loc: Rockwall,Tx
Originally Posted By: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
Not true at all


Do not get caught on a Corp Lake.

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#11510045 - 03/29/16 09:55 PM Re: Shotgun in boat [Re: HumanSeine]
tbates Offline
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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 304
Loc: Lubbock
I would smoke that snake with a pellet gun. More challenging!!! hammer

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#11510069 - 03/29/16 10:06 PM Re: Shotgun in boat [Re: HumanSeine]
The Searchers Online   content
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Registered: 01/28/13
Posts: 291
Lots a boys got their aces capped pulling up within 200 yards of folks and they are trying to stop it. Most folks got used to the big slabs and 10 XDs all the bad boys were throwing at them for pulling up on the water they owned so a few fellas started pulling out the metal. Too many lives lost so they've outlawed guns in boats

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#11510093 - 03/29/16 10:14 PM Re: Shotgun in boat [Re: HumanSeine]
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Registered: 02/17/15
Posts: 443
Loc: Parker County
^incorrect
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#11510099 - 03/29/16 10:16 PM Re: Shotgun in boat [Re: HumanSeine]
SkeeterRonnie Offline
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 53367
Loc: Campbell, TX
Only on COE lakes

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#11510286 - 03/30/16 01:28 AM Re: Shotgun in boat [Re: HumanSeine]
BigBassJake Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 220
Loc: Vidor , TX
So you can't have a gun in the boat on rayburn?

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#11510304 - 03/30/16 04:04 AM Re: Shotgun in boat [Re: BThomas]
RedRanger Offline
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 23735
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: BThomas
Originally Posted By: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
Not true at all


Do not get caught on a Corp Lake.


Which lakes in DFW are Corps lakes?

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#11510335 - 03/30/16 05:47 AM Re: Shotgun in boat [Re: RedRanger]
John175® Offline
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Registered: 10/21/05
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Loc: Realville
Originally Posted By: RedRanger
Originally Posted By: BThomas
Originally Posted By: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
Not true at all


Do not get caught on a Corp Lake.


Which lakes in DFW are Corps lakes?


If it's on the dropdown list it is a corps lake...

http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/cgi-bin/rcshtml.pl?page=Hydrologic

Never heard of anyone getting charged but it will be a federal offense.
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#11510339 - 03/30/16 05:55 AM Re: Shotgun in boat [Re: John175®]
RedRanger Offline
burro desagradable

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 23735
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: John175 ®
Originally Posted By: RedRanger
Originally Posted By: BThomas
Originally Posted By: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
Not true at all


Do not get caught on a Corp Lake.


Which lakes in DFW are Corps lakes?


If it's on the dropdown list it is a corps lake...

http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/cgi-bin/rcshtml.pl?page=Hydrologic

Never heard of anyone getting charged but it will be a federal offense.


Thanks, I've always wondered which lakes were corp lakes thumb

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#11510343 - 03/30/16 06:02 AM Re: Shotgun in boat [Re: HumanSeine]
photofishin Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/21/14
Posts: 153
Loc: Houston, Texas
I would bet that wouldn't pass muster of a Texas court system if someone were legally CHL or open carry. Not sure about a shotgun though and I imagine there'd have to be 30.07 signage at the ramp.

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