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    Legalities of Hunting on Horseback?

    Where can I find information about hunting on horseback in BC, rules/regs etc?

    Is it 'unsporting' if you are still mounted?
    Is it 'unsporting' if you are in motion?
    Do you have to follow the same rules for transporting a firearm if on horseback?
    Does your firearm have to be unloaded?
    Does your firearm have to be holstered on the saddle somehow or can it be in a sling on your person?

    The only thing I know at this point is BCWF insurance doesn't extend to anything on horseback...have to get additional HCBC insurance relating to all things equine.

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    I would check the hunting regs for BC
    here in Sk. it pretty much the same as using a quad.
    unloaded and encases, can't shoot from the saddle bla bla bla...
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    I have to laugh at the idea of shooting from the saddle. I mean you REALLY got to trust that horse not to spook to let go of the reigns and fire a gun from above its head!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsneversafe View Post
    I have to laugh at the idea of shooting from the saddle. I mean you REALLY got to trust that horse not to spook to let go of the reigns and fire a gun from above its head!!!
    You have to train a gun horse...you don't just surprise em with it.
    [sarcasm]Lots of wrecks in western movies when folks shoot horseback[/sarcasm]
    I had an ugly hammerhead roan a fella could shoot offa. Old Red wouldn't twitch.
    There's a big benefit to havin yer arse 5ft in the air when the grass is tall...[sarcasm]course 99% of folks fell off and shot themselves so they had to make it illegal...as proved by western movies and mounted cowboy action...[/sarcasm]
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    I don't recommend layin the rifle between his ears when you shoot either...


    oh and it's reins
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    I've never seen anything in BC regs in regards to firearms on horseback...only on motorized vehicles. I'd think it would take a little practice to be standing on the saddle and making running shots, but from what I've been told it's quite challenging.

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    I think you better check with the horse first! He will be the first one to set you straight anyway.

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    all goofiness aside, i went through some absolutely incredible back country not easily accessible by vehicle and encountered quite a few curious deer...in areas i've read people complaining about not being able to find any. the idiot horse i ride is gun broke and is absolutely the dumbest creature alive. it's decided it doesn't go in reverse. and it ate my hat.

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    I happened to mention this to my dad (who grew up on the farm), and legalities aside he noted that if the horse is not 100% trained for gunshots; itll bolt and be home before YOU are. He apparently learned the hard way when his horse bolted to the sound of a D8 cat firing up too close.

    Past that; if you can hit anything at range from a horse I will be duly impressed.

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