I’ve come across some very strange hunting laws while writing my “weird law” blogs.  Here are some of the stranger hunting laws, some of which are still on the books.  Enjoy!

  • California: It is illegal to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle.  However, it is legal to shoot at a game if the target is a whale.  Breaking this law will result in a misdemeanor.
  • California: It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license. I've been breaking this law since 1992.
  • New Jersey: It is illegal for a man to knit during fishing season.
  • Pennsylvania: It is illegal to catch fish using your mouth or your hands.  Breaking this law would apparently result in a fine of up to $100.
  • Texas: It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.  What about the third story?
  • Montana: It is illegal to use trail cameras during hunting season.  Apparently, these cameras are considered electronic aids, and using them is considered unethical hunting practices according to Montana officials.
  • Pennsylvania: It is illegal to use dogs to track down your hunt.
  • Idaho: It is illegal to fish on a camel’s back. So weird!
  • Minnesota: It is illegal to tease skunks. Why would you want to tease a skunk?
  • Montana: It is illegal for an unmarried woman to ever fish alone. Perhaps this law was enacted for the benefit of the men in Montana. They probably needed a guaranteed way to secure romantic dates such as fishing.  Just kidding!

What do you think about these weird hunting laws?  Are there any weird laws that you find interesting?

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