Check out some of these bizarre hunting and fishing laws and regulations on the books across the country and ask yourself, what ridiculous real-life situation actually happened to make these laws become a reality?
- ALASKA: It is illegal to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.
- ARIZONA: Hunting camels is prohibited.
- CALIFORNIA: It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
- CONNECTICUT: It is illegal to hunt grey squirrel, rabbit, or other fur bearing creatures with dynamite, fire, smoke, brimstone, sulfur, gas or chemical.
- IDAHO: You may not fish from a camel's back.
- KANSAS: Rabbits may not be shot from motorboats.
- MONTANA: It is illegal for an unmarried woman to go fishing alone.
- NEW HAMPSHIRE: Archery hunters are required to put their name and address on every arrow.
- OHIO: It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
- PENNSYLVANIA: It is unlawful to catch fish with the mouth, hands or dynamite.
- WASHINGTON: It is a misdemeanor to harass or kill a sasquatch (Yes Bigfoot, Yeti...the take away, don’t mess with Sasquatch!)
- WYOMING: You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January through April without an official permit.
Now, full disclosure, I couldn’t 100% confirm the existence of all of these laws. However, I can tell you with confidence that in West Virginia it's illegal to use a ferret for hunting. Be prepared to fork over a $100 fine and spend 10 days in jail if you’re caught hunting, catching, taking, killing, injuring, or pursuing a wild animal or bird with a ferret.
Keep it on the straight and narrow friends, and don’t be the reason for another silly piece of legislation!
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