Can someone get a hunting license if they have a felony and if so can they use black powder in Idaho.

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Update notice: Idaho statute changes effective July 1, 2015 changes the weapon definitions for some felons. Please review this updated answer for clarification on this change.The following answer remains intact for historical purposes.
Consider consulting your lawyer for further clarification on restrictions for felons and felons using Idaho hunting licenses. If a felon is barred from using a weapon then they are restricted from using all hunting equipment including muzzleloader and archery equipment.Definitions for felonies firearms can be found in Idaho code:Felonies restricted from using firearms see Idaho Code Title 18, Chapter 3, section 18-310 (2).Definition of firearms restricted to convictions of felony Idaho Code Title 18, Chapter 33, section 18-3316 (3).

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 1:00 PM MDT