Who Is At What Age In Minnesota Are Hunters Required To Obtain Their Firearms Safety Certificate?

at which age in minnesota are hunters required to obtain their firearms safety certificate

Who Is At What Age In Minnesota Are Hunters Required To Obtain Their Firearms Safety Certificate?

Q: Is it important to be a good hunter before one is allowed to buy a firearm? Why is it important to obtain one’s firearm safety certificate even if you are not required to have a license? Thank you. A: There are a number of important things a hunter must do in order to be a good candidate for obtaining a firearm license in Minnesota. The easiest way to find out if one is eligible to obtain a firearm license in Minnesota is to contact the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and complete an application for a firearm safety certificate.

Q: Do I still need a valid license or permit to carry a weapon whether I am in my state or out of it? A: The mere fact that you have a firearm does not mean that you can carry it openly in your hand without a valid permit to do so in Minnesota. You may have a valid state permit to purchase firearms but you still may need to acquire a Minnesota hunter safety card, especially if you are under 21 years old. Even if you possess both a state firearm license and a Minnesota hunter safety card, you will need to get a separate permit to carry a loaded weapon in your home.

Q: What if I don’t want a permit? A: You must first secure a firearm license from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension or the Department of Corrections if you are in prison. Otherwise, you must obtain a permit from the county sheriff or equivalent office in your county. If you want to learn how to purchase a firearm, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms can provide you with the information you need.

Q: I am not a licensed hunter but do live in a rural area where hunting is traditional and allowed. Do I still need a license to buy a gun? A: Yes. Just because you are not a licensed hunter, it doesn’t mean that you cannot own a firearm.

Q: Is there a waiting period to obtain my card? A: No. Once you have been approved for a card, you must be age 18 or older and be a resident of the state in which you plan to hunt. If you are outside of your state, you must still apply for a card.

Q: Where can I obtain a card and where can I obtain a permit to own a gun? A: Hunters can obtain a card at any local Police Department or Revenue Department location. Hunters who are considered safety classifications will also be issued a card. To obtain a license, a hunter must meet certain criteria that will be determined by the state. There is an application fee. In addition to the application fee, hunters must also pay state and/or county taxes.

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