Can you take your hunting firearm on a plane? Or on the road? What about your ammunition? These links provide all the answers you need and include maps, fact cards, a hunting code of ethics and more.
- »NRA Hunter Services Division
When it comes to hunting and skills training, America's 17 million hunters have known for years where to go: The NRA. Working in cooperation with the State of New York in 1949, we developed hunter safety training as it's known today. Since then, as our proven hunting education principles have been adopted by one state and province after another, we've expanded our services and assistance to hunters.
- »U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Conserving the Nature of America
- »U.S. Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
- »National Shooting Sports Foundation
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers.
- »Transportation Security Administration--Traveling with firearms
Travelers may only transport unloaded firearms in a locked, hard-sided container in or as checked baggage. Firearms, ammunition and firearm parts, including firearm frames and receivers, are prohibited from carry-on baggage.
- »Special Travel Warning on Ammunition over .50 Caliber
Over the past few months, NRA-ILA has learned of cases where traveling hunters have been stopped from transporting ammunition over .50 caliber in checked baggage. This has caused significant problems for hunters who use cartridges such as the .505 Gibbs or .577 Nitro Express.
- »U. S. DOJ Letter On Interstate Firearms Transport
Click here to see a letter from the U.S. Justice Department to Congressman Don Young clarifying federal firearms transport regulations and information about certain states that do not adhere to federal law. (You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this file.)
Travelers should be aware that New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts do not follow the regulations established for interstate transport.
- »What NRA Does For Hunters
- »NRA Hunter Fact Card
- »Map Of Dove Hunting States
- »Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms
Federal law does not restrict individuals (except convicted felons; persons under indictment for felonies; adjudicated "mental defectives" or those who have been involuntarily committed to mental institutions; illegal drug users; illegal aliens and most nonimmigrant aliens; dishonorably discharged veterans; those who have renounced their U.S. citizenship; fugitives from justice; persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence; and persons subject to domestic violence restraining orders) from transporting legally acquired firearms across state lines for lawful purposes. Therefore, no federal permit is required (or available) for the interstate transportation of firearms.
- »Airline Transportation of Firearms
To answer questions new airline security procedures have raised for NRA members transporting firearms in their checked baggage, NRA-ILA staff contacted the Office of Security Regulation and Policy at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
- »NRA Hunter Code Of Ethics
- »Find A Local Range
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