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Transporting a Crossbow in NJ


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Posted 09/13/14 - 05:28 PM

Are there any laws in NJ pertaining specifically to the transportation of a crossbow?  

 

Is the crossbow classified as a firearm in NJ? May seem like a silly question.  However, I have hunted in places, outside of NJ, where the crossbows are classified as firearms.  

 

Following good protocol, I always keep my crossbow in the trunk, decocked, in a case, and seperate from bolts.

 

However, suppose I am coming home from the Clinton range and feel like stopping at the Diner.  Is there any law against this? 



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Posted 09/13/14 - 05:36 PM

 

Is the crossbow classified as a firearm in NJ?

 

No

 

 

suppose I am coming home from the Clinton range and feel like stopping at the Diner.  Is there any law against this? 

 

No


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Posted 09/13/14 - 07:09 PM

I would think you would treat it like a regular (vertical) bow and subject to the same regulations...


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Posted 09/13/14 - 07:26 PM

I would think you would treat it like a regular (vertical) bow and subject to the same regulations...

 

I agree, that's one what would reasonably think, when they do not live in NJ. 

 

Let's not forget that to buy a Daisy Red Ryder in NJ requires the same level of licensure and paperwork as an Ak47 or Barret 50bmg. 



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Posted 09/13/14 - 07:55 PM

It does not need to be in a case but it cannot be cocked in a car.  

 

Crossbows are classified as bows and all the same regs apply.  The only additional reg is that you must un-cock the bow when traveling.   


Edited by Rusty, 09/14/14 - 06:15 AM.

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Posted 09/14/14 - 01:32 PM

What Rusty said.

 

Can't have it cocked in the vehicle.

 

 

 

Also I might note that Federal properties have different rules. So if you hunt the Water Gap by chance, you do need a case. .


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