Can You Carry A Pistol While Bow Hunting In Michigan?
If you have a Concealed Pistol License in Michigan, you can carry concealed or open. If you do not have a CPL, you cannot conceal carry. When carrying a handgun without a CPL, handguns must be carried in plain view. You may not take any game with a handgun while bow hunting.
A rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, or bow may be of limited use when in an defense situation. More states are allowing hunters, including archery, to legally carry a handgun for personal defense. If you are trained and comfortable using a gun for defensive purposes, then you should carry one while hunting, same as you would any other time.
Handgun Regulation for Non CPL Holders
- Individuals must be at least 18 years of age to hunt with or possess a handgun.
- Handguns cannot be borrowed or loaned to another person other than provided for under the CPL.
- Handguns must be carried in plain view.
- Carrying a handgun in a holster in plain view is permitted.