Would carrying a shotgun up in Pisgah Forest be a problem? I'm aware I can carry a handgun but what about a long gun? I'm not going hunting but would I get hassled?
This was discussed here:Under game land regulations, it is unlawful to possess a firearm or bow and arrow on a game land at any time, except:
â€¢During the open hunting seasons for game birds and game animals
â€¢When the firearm is cased or not immediately available for use
â€¢When possessed and used by participants in field trials on field trial areas
â€¢When possessed and used on target shooting areas designated by the landowner
â€¢When possessed in designated camping areas for defense of persons and property
National forests in North Carolina, such as Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan, are designated as game lands and all state game-land regulations apply.
QUESTION: I hold a North Carolina concealed carry permit. May I carry my concealed carry firearm on game lands when it isnâ€™t a hunting season?
ANSWER: Game land regulations allow .22 caliber pistols, with barrels not greater than seven and a half inches in length and shooting only short, long or long rifle ammunition, to be carried as a sidearm on game lands at any time, other than by hunters during the special bow and arrow and muzzleloading deer hunting seasons.
The OP has asked about the Pisgah National Forest, although that's good to know about State Parks.Phil1979 said:North Carolina doesn't allow firearms carry in their state parks, unless it's an area where hunting is allowed. Even then, you may only be allowed to carry long guns in those areas. Not positive, though.