air gun friendly states…Virginia vs North Carolina

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    rangur1
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    hello fellow air gunners!!  i am considering strongly to relocate from peoples republic of New York to a more enlightened part of the country. i am open to most areas but my business partner likes the middle east coast only. are there any members that can spread information on either virginia or north carolina in regards to FREEDOM of airgun use in either state? now i am aware that each county would have different regulations. but i was looking for a general impression as to how much ball-busting i am likely to get with normal , commom sense air gun use. obviouly , if i am waving a rifle around in public with a beer in my hand , law enforcement will put a foot so far up my butt i wont sit for a year!

    seriously though , new york is such a no fun state , and has been for decades , i am looking forward to relocating to either of these states , so is one better than the other?

    thanks

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    CampFussell
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    Not sure about difference in the two states regarding airgun laws, but a plus for NC especially the south eastern coast is you would be closer to FX USA if you ever needed an FX worked on for warranty or repair?

    Fuss

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    RM100GUY
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    I moved to Tennessee, RAW, was. and Airgunwerks are in the same neighborhood, I shoot in my back yard all the time with neighbors blessing.  No income tax either, the word is out about Tennessee the place is growing like crazy, east TN. next to N.C. with no. Income tax!!!  If you move to south central Tn.  I'll show you a shooting/hunting paradise!!!

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    Hoople
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    VA is more or less airgun friendly. To hunt deer .35 cal or larger. Bears are off limits to airguns. Any other non-migratory game animals or pest animals are legal to take with airguns. Airbows are not allowed during archer season (deer, bear and turkey), but legal in firearm or BP seasons. One word of caution, the more populated ares ( east of the Blue ridge), have a lot of local ordinances. VDGIF just publishes their 2019-2020 regulation and seasons: https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/

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    vinny
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    I live in Watertown ny and you nailed it New York isn’t he place it was before the Cuomo’s got hold of it  I have family in both va and nc I totally enjoy both places but would probably lean more towards nc  the only thing I really don’t like is the humidity down there every time I’ve been it’s been terrible   But hey they make ac everyday lol.   What part of ny are you in ?   

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    TarheelScott
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    I live in NC near the asheville and hendersonville area about 1 hour from my house to asheville and 20 minutes to hendersonville. It is incredible at the growth rate around here and extremely popular at the moment. Land prices are crazy unless it is 20 acre tracts and up. I guess it would be a major decider (for me anyway) on what your occupation/trade is as far as areas of NC. you can still find some land resonable enough . If it were my choices i guess NC TN and VA would be the short list also. Best wishes to you. :)

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    TheIceman
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    Here in North Carolina, it is currently legal to hunt with airguns. There are no specific regulations about airguns, and so far the Wildlife Resource Commission has decided to treat them as what they are: rifles, shotguns, and pistols. We can't hunt turkey here with rifles or pistols, only shotguns and bows. So, no turkey hunting with air rifles. Turkey and migratory game birds are the only two I can think of right now that can't be taken with air rifles. Pretty much every other game and non-game species are allowed, though. Many cities have ordinances prohibiting the discharge of airguns within city limits. I am not aware of any county-level ordinances about airguns.

    James

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    TarheelScott
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    Definitely no ordinances in the county against them where I am that I am aware of either. The surrounding counties have some awesome deer hunting with no shortage of critters Lol. The fishing is great as well :) 

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    T3PRanch
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    TheIceman

    Here in North Carolina, it is currently legal to hunt with airguns. There are no specific regulations about airguns, and so far the Wildlife Resource Commission has decided to treat them as what they are: rifles, shotguns, and pistols. We can't hunt turkey here with rifles or pistols, only shotguns and bows. So, no turkey hunting with air rifles. Turkey and migratory game birds are the only two I can think of right now that can't be taken with air rifles. Pretty much every other game and non-game species are allowed, though. Many cities have ordinances prohibiting the discharge of airguns within city limits. I am not aware of any county-level ordinances about airguns.

    James

    There are Air Shotguns you know! …….

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    L.Leon
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    NYS airguns laws are not bad, New Jersey on the other hand has Draconian laws by comparison. 

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    Smok3y
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    Having lived in VA, and now in NC, it would be hard to add much to what the guys have already said. While the states are Airgun/shooting friendly, I do think the general acceptability (neighbors and such) is like most states, and you will have to deal with people giving you crap in the more populated areas (just like in any state). As far as airguns specifically and even firearms, NC has larger cities and populations spread out across the state a little more, so I feel like we have more options around the state, whereas in VA, it feels like the populations are focused east and north and therefore meets and used sales and such are more focused in those areas.

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    TarheelScott
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    Theiceman is spot on and just wanted to say nice addition Smok3y you nailed it. Lol I will always choose rural areas in nc over the densely populated areas. I only venture there for early Christmas shopping haha Cabelas,basspro shops And all the necessities lol :p

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    timekiller72
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    I live in south west va hunting is a big thing hear

    i was shooting my 357 bulldog in my back yard some one call the cops thinking it was a real gun 

    a cop came to my door and asked if I was  shooting a firearm  my response was no I’m shooting a air rifle I proceeded to show him what I was shooting and informed him that air rifles are legal to shoot in town limits as long as they don’t exceed 1200 ft./s he looked at the gun and said it looked cool have a nice day 

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    Clancy
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    Christ, over here that would earn a visit from our equivalent of a SWAT team.

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