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Confused82
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Strange Question
I am a convicted felon. It was a non violent crime. It has not been 10 years since conviction but I am not interested in getting or using a firearm at all. My boyfriend hunts and wants me to come with him. I won't be hunting or touching a gun what so ever. Do I need a hunting license for that and would I be able to go with him even though I have a felony? Any help that anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated. I want to go with him I enjoy being outdoors, I just don't want to take the risk of going with him and then someone stop us and I get in trouble and he does as well. I don't want him in trouble at all. Thank you so much for any help you can provide!


alphaandomega
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re: Strange Question
What state are you in?

In Alabama there is a new "bait privilege license" which means if you hunt with the aid of bait, everyone has to have the BPL. Even a 4 year old who goes with you. Its a bull shite money grabbing deal and I doubt a GW would write a ticket to a 4 year old but you never know.

About being a felon, I would assume you could go but not handle the firearm. But I am not a lawyer so take it for what it is worth. But I would remember that if he shoots something you cannot carry the rifle out while he drags.


fillmoregandt
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re: Strange Question
Is there a parole officer or something you could ask?


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KemoSabe65
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re: Strange Question
You Ghey?


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Clyde Tipton
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re: Strange Question
I'd make fun of you, but I have a cousin in the exact same situation. He's a big hunter, his wife is a convicted felon (drugs).

Cops tried to tell him to remove his guns from his house because of her. He lawyered up and the attorney told them to pound sand.

They go deer hunting together quite often, but she never touches the gun.

This is in Louisiana for what it's worth.
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REB BEER
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re: Strange Question
My brother is a convicted felon, drugs also. He's cleaned up now and enjoys hunting. He only uses a crossbow because he can't possess a firearm. His conviction was in Texas but he now lives in La.



PiyahhBaw
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re: Strange Question
Need pics of OP to give further advice


jimbeam
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re: Strange Question
Pictures yield great advice on TD. Just saying


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re: Strange Question
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§ Sec. 14:95.1. Possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies. A. It is unlawful for any person who has been convicted of, or has been found not guilty by reason of insanity for, a crime of violence as defined in R.S. 14:2(B) which is a felony or simple burglary, burglary of a pharmacy, burglary of an inhabited dwelling, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, felony illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, manufacture or possession of a delayed action incendiary device, manufacture or possession of a bomb, or possession of a firearm while in the possession of or during the sale or distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, or any violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law which is a felony, or any crime which is defined as a sex offense in R.S. 15:541, or any crime defined as an attempt to commit one of the above-enumerated offenses under the laws of this state, or who has been convicted under the laws of any other state or of the United States or of any foreign government or country of a crime which, if committed in this state, would be one of the aboveenumerated crimes, to possess a firearm or carry a concealed weapon. B. Whoever is found guilty of violating the provisions of this Section shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 5 nor more than 20 years without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence and be fined not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000. Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 14:27, whoever is found guilty of attempting to violate the provisions of this Section shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than 7-1/2 years and fined not less than $500 nor more than $2,500. C. The provisions of this Section prohibiting the possession of firearms and carrying concealed weapons by persons who have been convicted of, or who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity for, certain felonies shall not apply to any person who has not been convicted of, or who has not been found guilty by reason of insanity for, any felony for a period of 10 years from the date of completion of sentence, probation, parole, suspension of sentence, or discharge from a mental institute by a court of competent jurisdiction



As long as your charge wasn't a violent one then in Louisiana you are good.

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Bedhog
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re: Strange Question
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My brother is a convicted felon, drugs also. He's cleaned up now and enjoys hunting. He only uses a crossbow because he can't possess a firearm. His conviction was in Texas but he now lives in La.

if it's been 10 years they can EAD


TU Rob
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re: Strange Question
My neighbors are in the same situation. Both arrested and did time for drugs. They actually met at a halfway house. He’s a deer hunter and uses a bow. He said about 4-5 more years before he can get his rifle back from his sibling.


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Yewkindewit
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re: Strange Question
I believe you cannot even be near a firearm.... IMHO only.


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REB BEER
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re: Strange Question
I don’t think it’s been quite 10 years. Maybe 8 or 9. I’ll have to check.


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HogBalls
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DownSouthJukin
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re: Strange Question
Best advice: go talk to a knowledgeable lawyer and pay him/her for their time to give you a competent answer. Also-be aware that law enforcement sometimes doesn’t understand or care about the correct answer of possession. Sometimes if they see felon and gun, they connect the two and it all goes downhill from there, regardless of who’s actual possession the gun is in.

And good luck. I hope you and your boyfriend can enjoy time outdoors together without having to worry about anything.


baldona
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re: Strange Question
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Best advice: go talk to a knowledgeable lawyer and pay him/her for their time to give you a competent answer


Any competent lawyer is going to tell you it’s not worth being arrested over. Just because you are ultimately legal, doesn’t mean you won’t be arrested for it and have to deal with it.

As said you could hunt around someone bowhunting or hunt with someone using a gun that’s legal for a felon to have. Many states allows some sort of muzzleloader for felons.


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Mr. Hangover
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re: Strange Question
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Need pics of OP to give further advice


She could at least post her tats



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