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10 Weirdest Hunting and Fishing Laws from Around the Country

Wait, I can’t do that?

Everyone has heard of strange state laws that make you wonder who wrote them, and what happened that they needed this law in the first place.

Well, here are some sportsman laws to look out for while hunting or fishing around America.

1. In California it is illegal to set a mouse trap without a hunting license

This law is also in place in Cleveland, so make sure you have your hunting permit if you find yourself with a mouse problem in California.

2. Los Angeles forbids the hunting of moths under a streetlight.

If your looking to hunt the illusive and dangerous moth in L.A., make sure to bring your own lights to “bait” them in.

3. In Alaska you cannot view or track a moose from an airplane.

Moose with Antler, Alaska, USA

Nor can you push a moose from a moving plane. Be careful when hunting moose from a plane in Alaska.

4. In south Florida you can only hunt pythons from March 8th to April 17th.  

At first I didn’t think that python hunting was that popular. However, after reading up, it looks pretty fun.

5. In Idaho you may not fish from a camel’s back.

Well at least it’s better then Arizona, where your not even allowed to hunt camels there, let alone fish from them. Although other states have had similar problems, because apparently you cannot fish from horseback in Utah.

6. In Massachusetts all men must carry a riffle with them to church on Sundays.

Well having grown up in Massachusetts I can say that this explains a lot. However, I don’t understand why you cannot use bullets as currency in Mass.

7. In Minnesota it is illegal for a person to cross state lines with a duck on top of their head.

Beautiful colorful duck

Well I guess it makes sense considering Minnesota law also states that it’s illegal to tease a skunk.

8. In Texas it is illegal to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.

Should be good as long as your on ground level, right?

9. In Wyoming you cannot take a picture of a rabbit between January and April without a permit.

I guess in Wyoming they don’t want anyone getting an early advantage on rabbit hunting for the fall.

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10. And lastly in Washington it is illegal to harass a Bigfoot, Sasquatch or any other undiscovered species.

This is not just a small crime it is a felony, which one can serve imprisonment for. So if you ever come across a Sasquatch in Washington, you best just leave it alone.

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10 Weirdest Hunting and Fishing Laws from Around the Country