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Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Hunting with a laser sight in VA?

I've got a nice Streamlight TLR-2 laser/light combo which can be attached to my long-barreled S&W 29-2 .44 mag revolver. Now, I've heard from one VA game warden (or conservation police officer) that this is a big no-no in VA, but from another that laser sights are perfectly legal during legal hunting hours.

Anybody who can tell me who's right on this?

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Location: Virginia
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I think so

I think you can hun big game with a laser in VA. Yeah, you should be able to. I know you can use it for coyotes and small game and the like. You should be cool with it.

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Re: I think so
Weatherby.308 wrote:
I think you can hun big game with a laser in VA. Yeah, you should be able to. I know you can use it for coyotes and small game and the like. You should be cool with it.

Thanks! Yes, I also think this is the case. There is nothing in the VA hunting laws that prohibits laser sight if used during legal hunting hours. I also got a reply from a VA conservation police captain saying the same thing. The strange issue here though is that all the (more junior) CPO/game wardens that appear and brief the participants at the VA hunter ed courses say otherwise (i.e., that laser sights are a big no-no).

But I think the captain is right.

Where in VA are you, btw? I'm planning to hunt deer this coming season there.

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Location: Virginia
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Yeah.

Im guessing the dudes at Hunters Ed said that because they think its unethical. But you should be safe. Im Lynchburg. You know, basically in Campbell County, right on the James.