dont think so

Saint Louis, MO

#42 Nov 25, 2009
look wrote:
During fire arems season you can use a bow or a cross bow if you are disabled or not.As long as you are not currently on parole or probation.
During rifle season you can not bow hunt at all....which lasts about 2 weeks.
KCPO

United States

#43 Nov 26, 2009
look wrote:
<quoted text>Here is the law.If you are a convicted felon you can hunt.If you are on parole or probation you cant hunt until you are off.After you are off probation or parole you can hunt.First if you are a convicted felon you can bow hunt,you can also hunt fire arms season, but you must use a bow or a cross bow.Up until this year you could hunt with a black powder,but that changed. The state past a law that prohibits black powder use by a felon,but it is not a fedrel offence just a state law .But there is one other thing you can use and that is an air rifle.They run about six hundred dallars,they have a 40 cal. and a 50 cal. it will kill large game,most people dont know this.Just type in 50 cal. air rifle and it will tell you how to purchase one.Call MDC and they will give you the information. So cheeze wiz I guess you just wont to tell on someone for hunting, so just spill the beans you prick go ahead tell on them you know you want to.Some people are just such assholes.
You are for the most part correct, but you really need to contact BATFE on a felon being in possession of a "firearm", the definition of which under the 1968 Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act included black powder. The 68 GCA was modified by the Firearms Owners Protection Act in 87 as well as several Supreme Court decisions over the years which often muddied the waters and while at one time a convicted felon could possess one legally, I am not sure. As always federal law trumps state law unless exceptions are specifically enumerated in the federal statutes such as the 87 revision.

I am not saying you are wrong, just that you "might" be on this one point and would advise anyone considering this to call BATFE for clarification. Many questions can be answered by checking their website FAQ.

As to hunting with an air rifle, this "might" be problematic in some areas that designate performance thresholds and such on projectiles, but a check with MDC will clear this up.

I am personally in favor of convicted felons being able to hunt and partake in as many activities as everyone else as possible consistent with the law and public safety.
whatsthepoint

Dexter, MO

#44 Nov 28, 2009
KCPO wrote:
<quoted text>
You are for the most part correct, but you really need to contact BATFE on a felon being in possession of a "firearm", the definition of which under the 1968 Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act included black powder. The 68 GCA was modified by the Firearms Owners Protection Act in 87 as well as several Supreme Court decisions over the years which often muddied the waters and while at one time a convicted felon could possess one legally, I am not sure. As always federal law trumps state law unless exceptions are specifically enumerated in the federal statutes such as the 87 revision.
I am not saying you are wrong, just that you "might" be on this one point and would advise anyone considering this to call BATFE for clarification. Many questions can be answered by checking their website FAQ.
As to hunting with an air rifle, this "might" be problematic in some areas that designate performance thresholds and such on projectiles, but a check with MDC will clear this up.
I am personally in favor of convicted felons being able to hunt and partake in as many activities as everyone else as possible consistent with the law and public safety.
When they commit a crime they loose the privlage to hunt!
They by Missouri Law are breaking the law again by having a firearm. The problem is when they Broke the law to begin with.
Yet Law enforcement allows them to walk around the woods and drive up and down the roads with guns. What was the point of them getting probation if they dont have to follow the rules?
The local Conservation Agent knows these people are breaking the law and doesn't do anything about it! WHY? WHY? WHY?
A Convicted Felon who is SILL ON PROBATION with a GUN doesn't
sound very safe to me!
Jburg

Newark, NJ

#45 May 18, 2010
In Ms you can hunt I you are a felon. You can bow, crossbow, and you can use a muzzleloader but it has to be the older primer guns. It can not be a inline muzzleloader. The law does not say a felon cannot hunt!!!!!!!!!
Kind Words

Hertford, NC

#46 May 19, 2010
Jburg wrote:
In Ms you can hunt I you are a felon. You can bow, crossbow, and you can use a muzzleloader but it has to be the older primer guns. It can not be a inline muzzleloader. The law does not say a felon cannot hunt!!!!!!!!!
Interesting.
jay

United States

#47 May 20, 2010
The Law wrote:
Do you know any convicted felons that are Deer Hunting?
well i asked my former probation officer the other day. i live in bismarck north dakota and i have 3 felonies.i can own a bow just cant own any firearms for ten years.no crossbows either.there you have it. not sure about other states but ask your local probation officer, not receptionist. im off paper too for 7 months.dont look for your answers on the internet.just a bunch of ramblin idiots here.
Joy

Hertford, NC

#48 May 20, 2010
jay wrote:
<quoted text>
well i asked my former probation officer the other day. i live in bismarck north dakota and i have 3 felonies.i can own a bow just cant own any firearms for ten years.no crossbows either.there you have it. not sure about other states but ask your local probation officer, not receptionist. im off paper too for 7 months.dont look for your answers on the internet.just a bunch of ramblin idiots here.
That's the internet!:)
Jburg

United States

#49 May 21, 2010
For all the people that say " if you are a felon you have no rights ".
Well the thing is you probley are one but never got caught doing it.
You have to say most people that hunt are not out in the woods to kill a person!!!!! They are out to enjoy the outdoors and to put food on the table. Maybe even get that trophy animal. Not all convicted felons are bad. They just got caught doing something wrong and you haven't yet!!!!!
KCPO

United States

#50 May 21, 2010
I agree, don't take anyone's advice unless you can independently verify it. Each state will have different consequences for a criminal offense. In Missouri it is covered under RSMo 561.http://www.moga.mo.gov/sta tutes/c561.htm

Under the 1987 Firearms Owner Protection Act, certain modifications were made to the original 1968 Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act wherein the federal laws defer to state definitions and laws in certain circumstances. A lot of good information is available on the BATFE website.

I also agree with Jburg in that I don't believe all convicted felons are bad and know many with whom I would have no problem owning a firearm and hunting. Failure to pay child support is a felony as are many other non violent actions. Many states have provisions for a convicted felon to regain their rights to own firearms b going back to the sentencing court, prosecutor or board. In Missouri, you must receive a full gubernatorial pardon in order to regain these rights as the BATFE is no longer funding investigations for the Restoration of Rights for Firearms and Explosives.

Like I said, all information should be verified independently including mine.
Joy

Hertford, NC

#51 May 23, 2010
Information given on Topix cannot be taken at face value on its site. For sure.
Dumb ass

Debary, FL

#52 Jul 19, 2010
geewhiz wrote:
<quoted text>What makes you think I'm a MR ....MR. SMART ASS ????? It's a fact ....they not only lose thier hunting rights they also lose thier voting rights . Somtimes if it's a first offence they get the right back after they serve thier time and probation . NON pay on childsupport will also make you lose your hunting , fishing and driving rights . Don't believe me ? Your at a computer go look it up ......
BTW thats MRS. GEEWHIZ TO YOU !!!!!!!!!! Now sit down and be a good little boy !
You are dumb I am a felon 10 felons all 9yrs ago none drug or violent related at all I hunt all the time i can use a muzzle a bow or a high powered air rifle for killing game. the air rifle i have has 2600 fps expansible yes paid $2600 for it but it will take a full size male deer from over 400 yard like nothing. whats different forma felon and no-felon nothing a I got caught you didn't, I believe if some has good caricature they should not be pushed for life when they served there time to the community,. Now yes some people are crazy and do stopped shit and no they should not have a gun or anything that can harm anyone else. The point is people die get over it this county is treasoners to restrict a law from your constitutional writes is a violation of the constitute and all who up hold the laws like that police and government and state should be put in jail or death for that. Why because they ruin destroy a person life because they mead a mistake, everyone makes mistakes but do you screw someone for life for that mistakes "NO" and the ones who are really violent yes I can say anyone with a violent charge should not posses a gun but still be allowed to hunted in party with a good standing person to subversive that felon. How are you to judge someone your not god you or anyone can say who has the write to do what must of you's dont even know god's word, like you say its wrong and a sin to murder someone well it is but not to kill some one read the bible know the sins but dont reword them. dont pushiness someone for life thats god to do when you die to judge you at his will. This country and all the believe in it and it laws will be gone one day "as all great nations raise shell also fall one day"
dumb lol

Debary, FL

#53 Jul 19, 2010
You are dumb I am a felon 10 felons all 9yrs ago none drug or violent related at all I hunt all the time i can use a muzzle a bow or a high powered air rifle for killing game. the air rifle i have has 2600 fps expansible yes paid $2600 for it but it will take a full size male deer from over 400 yard like nothing. whats different forma felon and no-felon nothing a I got caught you didn't, I believe if some has good caricature they should not be pushed for life when they served there time to the community,. Now yes some people are crazy and do stopped shit and no they should not have a gun or anything that can harm anyone else. The point is people die get over it this county is treasoners to restrict a law from your constitutional writes is a violation of the constitute and all who up hold the laws like that police and government and state should be put in jail or death for that. Why because they ruin destroy a person life because they mead a mistake, everyone makes mistakes but do you screw someone for life for that mistakes "NO" and the ones who are really violent yes I can say anyone with a violent charge should not posses a gun but still be allowed to hunted in party with a good standing person to subversive that felon. How are you to judge someone your not god you or anyone can say who has the write to do what must of you's dont even know god's word, like you say its wrong and a sin to murder someone well it is but not to kill some one read the bible know the sins but dont reword them. dont pushiness someone for life thats god to do when you die to judge you at his will. This country and all the believe in it and it laws will be gone one day "as all great nations raise shell also fall one day"
gone

Dallas, TX

#54 Jul 19, 2010
a very close member in my family is a felon, and he is not allowed to own a gun. He can only have a bow
convicted felon

North Conway, NH

#55 Jul 26, 2010
They CAN NOT BOW HUNT! No type of weapon thay fires anytype of projectile!

to the person who wrote this quote...
um, yeah we can hunt legally. A firearm, according to state And Federal law, is a weapon that is fired by the use of powder and spark.(excluding black powder firearms in fact, however some states do have laws against a felon with a black powder firearm without obtaining a permit from the State Police) There are NO state OR Federal laws preventing a convicted felon from carrying, possessing or hunting with any kind of bow and arrow. I've been hunting with a bow legally for 20 years. Also, there are some Air powered rifles on the market that fire projectiles fast enough an powerful enough to kill deer. There are NO federal laws against owning an air powered rifle of any power. The hitch is weather or not the State in which you live in allows that type of weapon for hunting. All of you need to seriously investigate your statues and laws before coming on line and showing your ignorance.
hmm

Columbia, MO

#56 Jul 26, 2010
KCPO wrote:
I agree, don't take anyone's advice unless you can independently verify it. Each state will have different consequences for a criminal offense. In Missouri it is covered under RSMo 561.http://www.moga.mo.gov/sta tutes/c561.htm
Under the 1987 Firearms Owner Protection Act, certain modifications were made to the original 1968 Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act wherein the federal laws defer to state definitions and laws in certain circumstances. A lot of good information is available on the BATFE website.
I also agree with Jburg in that I don't believe all convicted felons are bad and know many with whom I would have no problem owning a firearm and hunting. Failure to pay child support is a felony as are many other non violent actions. Many states have provisions for a convicted felon to regain their rights to own firearms b going back to the sentencing court, prosecutor or board. In Missouri, you must receive a full gubernatorial pardon in order to regain these rights as the BATFE is no longer funding investigations for the Restoration of Rights for Firearms and Explosives.
Like I said, all information should be verified independently including mine.
Your quote about failure to pay child support is a felony is true. Being a custodial parent who does not recieve any child support my opionion is that you should not be able to hunt if you owe child support. My currrent husband hunts every year and I know the expenses involved with hunting. Seems to me if someone can spend their money on an extra curricular activity, they should be able to send the money to help support their child. And the felony does not get charged against the person who has to pay until they are $5000 behind in support payments, so we're not talking about someone who misses a couple of payments here and there. I just don't think its fair that in that situation the person should be allowed to hunt.
mike

Dexter, MO

#57 Aug 11, 2010
Bryan Essary wrote:
For the record, felons can't legally own or posess a firearm. As far as I know nothing prevents a convicted felon with a license from bowhunting.
i was told that any felon cant hunt with any projectile this includes a bow i was told by a cop so i dnt really know
akhillbilly

Kennewick, WA

#58 Sep 9, 2010
i am a felon. i bow hunt rifle hunt handgun hunt and have never had a problem. just dont do anything stupid and you will not have a problem. so cheesewhiz what happens when that so called horrible person who broke the law was just a stupid kid and made a mistake..still deserve lifelong persecution. you are extremely ignorant and should not make rash decisions unless somewhat educated on the subject.
micheal

Dallas, PA

#59 Sep 23, 2010
hi, i read some of the comments and argee with them. however i have a question that i'm hoping someone out there can answer. i know i convicted felon and he does not have internet access. he asked me to find out if he can hunt during Pa's muzzleloader season with either an in-line or flintlock/percussion. if anyone has any input it is apprecaited thank you
Michael aka RAB

Johnson City, TN

#60 Oct 6, 2010
Why would anyone start a discussion like this? Who cares if a felon hunts or not?
bow hunter

Reno, NV

#61 Oct 21, 2010
convicted felon wrote:
They CAN NOT BOW HUNT! No type of weapon thay fires anytype of projectile!
to the person who wrote this quote...
um, yeah we can hunt legally. A firearm, according to state And Federal law, is a weapon that is fired by the use of powder and spark.(excluding black powder firearms in fact, however some states do have laws against a felon with a black powder firearm without obtaining a permit from the State Police) There are NO state OR Federal laws preventing a convicted felon from carrying, possessing or hunting with any kind of bow and arrow. I've been hunting with a bow legally for 20 years. Also, there are some Air powered rifles on the market that fire projectiles fast enough an powerful enough to kill deer. There are NO federal laws against owning an air powered rifle of any power. The hitch is weather or not the State in which you live in allows that type of weapon for hunting. All of you need to seriously investigate your statues and laws before coming on line and showing your ignorance.
I am a felon and I do bow hunt I know that Utah does have a law that a felon cannot own or hunt with a bow. It says it right in thier fish and game book.

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