A Roundup of Unique Hunting Laws

News & Tips: A Roundup of Unique Hunting Laws

No Hunting SignAcross the country, certain states possess uncommon hunting laws that may surprise you. From Sunday hunting bans to trail camera restrictions, check out a few of these unique laws below:

Keep Location of Deer to Yourself. In Kansas, it’s illegal to use a mechanical device to communicate the location of deer to other hunters, according to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Avoid breaking the law – steer clear of calls, texts and two-way radio communications that reveal the location of a buck or doe.

Mind Your Broadhead Use. Oregon law restricts the use of mechanical or moveable blade broadheads to hunting for Western gray squirrel only. For all other game, broadheads blades “must be fixed, unbarbed, and at least 7/8” wide.”

No Cameras Allowed. Hunters are not allowed to use scouting cameras during any of Montana’s hunting seasons, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

In the Dark. While hunting hours during fox and coyote season extend until midnight in Massachusetts, hunters are not allowed to use artificial light, according to mass.gov.

Blue Laws. In 11 states – Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia – hunting on Sundays is restricted or banned altogether for religious reasons, according to USA Today.

The laws listed above just scratch the surface of uncommon hunting laws in the United States. What sorts of unique hunting laws have you come across? Let us know on the Bass Pro Shops 1Source Facebook page!

Happy hunting!