Jindal signs bill eliminating some firearm restrictions for bow hunters
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill Monday that eliminates restrictions on the types of firearms hunters can carry for personal protection during bow hunting season.
Previous law prohibited bow hunters from carrying any firearm larger than .22 caliber while bow hunting, but the new bill removes that limitation and allows bow hunters to carry any caliber firearm during the season.
"Louisiana is widely known as the Sportsman's Paradise and that's why we've continuously worked to strengthen and protect the fundamental right to bear arms for all Louisianians. This proposed legislation removes unnecessary restrictions on law abiding hunters and will allow them to continue to exercise their second amendment rights while bow hunting in Louisiana." said Gov. Jindal.