It is illegal to:
• use or possess with intent to use, a light (including vehicle headlights or laser sights
on firearms, bows, and crossbows) for shining any wild animal while hunting or in
possession of a firearm, bow, or crossbow. Note: Visually handicapped hunters with a
Class C Disabled Permit may use a laser sight for hunting.
• use or possess with intent to use, whether or not in possession of a firearm, bow, or
crossbow, a light for shining wild animals (including vehicle headlights) between
the hours of 10 P.M. and 7 A.M. from September 15 through December 31.
Note: Some areas may prohibit shining by local ordinance. Check with local sheriff’s
department or township officials for local shining restrictions.
Exceptions: Aflashlight may be used 1) while shooting coyote, raccoon, fox, or unprotected
species at the point of kill while hunting on foot, or 2) to find your way.
Flashlight means a battery operated light designed to be carried and held by hand.
Okay, I'm starting to get ticked off. I called and left a message Thursday for the local warden to call me back. Friday called three times and never got an answer from her. I'll argue this til I'm blue. To me, the first bulletin is stating we cannot use a light AT ALL EVER. The second bulletin is stating you CAN use a light from Jan 1st-Sept14th. The "exceptions" to me, state from Sept 15-Dec31 coyote hunters are allowed a light at point of kill. What do you guys think? Hopefully I can get a hold of the warden to let her know what I'm up to... It'd be a lot easier with a spotlight hunting at night around here..