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Hunting out of state. Where do you store the guns?

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by Vaquero, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

    May 14, 2008
    The Woodlands, Tx.
    Don't forget, we had a sherriff vehicle broken into and guns stolen while they were eating.
    Pretty freaking brazen...

  2. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

    Feb 19, 2015
    Perhaps, but I still don't think the risk is any higher than leaving them unattended back in the hotel room.
  3. Fishkiller

    Fishkiller Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    I had California plates on my 4x4 in Wyoming. Idaho, Montana. No issues ever. Besides the hotel staff has keys to every room.
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  4. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    With Commiepornia plates I'm surprised they didn't stop you @ the state line!
  5. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Apr 15, 2013
    In the truck

    Whatever you do dont forget one in a hotel and leave town only to remember later and have to haul ass back.
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  6. BRD@66

    BRD@66 TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2014
    Liberty Hill
  7. Lonesome Dove

    Lonesome Dove Active Member TGT Supporter

    Sep 25, 2018
    Stay in a Mom and Pop hotel and leave guns there. Or leave in truck and park in front of a window. This all dependent of state. But Wyo is good to go.
  8. Glenn B

    Glenn B Active Member TGT Supporter

    Sep 5, 2019
    Texarkana Area
    That depends on the circumstances of the gun being locked in your vehicle versus your room. If you leave a gun in a room it may seem to be more secure to you than leaving it in your trunk while your car is parked in a restaurant parking lot but I have done it before and just made certain to be seated where I can watch my car. I've also been known to chain my firearms within the trunk to make them somewhat more difficult to steal. Leaving them in your room leaves them open to theft by lodge employees, to anyone should a maid forget to secure your room (if you have maid service) and to any opportunistic thief who watches your comings and goings at the lodge. It is much easier to watch a hotel for who comes and goes than it is to follow a vehicle from the hotel to wherever in anticipation of a burglary. Neither is an excellent way to secure a gun but sometimes depending on the circumstances either one can be better than the other.

    Before getting to the lodge/motel, inquire to ask if they have a secure storage area for firearms. Even if they do not have a safe that can fit rifles or shotguns, they may have a secure storage room. In such a case it would be best to have your firearm in a locking case, unloaded, no ammo at all in the case, with a lock that secures the trigger or action in place.
  9. Glenn B

    Glenn B Active Member TGT Supporter

    Sep 5, 2019
    Texarkana Area
    Motel 6??????????? Been there - done that :laughing:.

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