The same statute contains an exception for archery equipment. Felons can possess archery equipment for “lawful purposes” and a knife “purposes of butchering, dressing, or otherwise processing or harvesting game, fish, or furs.”
The follow up question is almost always “Can I hunt with a black powder rifle (muzzle loader)?”
That answer is “No” too, unfortunately.
The confusion comes from some slight differences in state and federal law because federal law does not recognize some older-style muzzle loading guns as firearms. But Nebraska law, as set in State v. Tharp, 22 Neb. App. 454, 854 N.W.2d 651 (2014)noted that Nebraska law 28–1201(1) states that a firearm is “any weapon which is designed to or may readily be converted to expel any projectile by the action of an explosive or frame or receiver of any such weapon.” The court held that the black powder or muzzle loading guns in that case were “designed or had the ability to expel a projectile by the action of the explosive black gunpowder.”
The short answer is no, felons cannot possess or hunt with black powder or muzzle loading firearms.
The only remedy for this situation is a pardon by the Governor which restores gun rights. Simply setting aside the conviction by a court order is not sufficient, according to the Nebraska Attorney General.
MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTPosted on by Jon Downey
The Sheriff’s Department periodically receives questions about the operation of all-terrain vehicles (four wheelers) and utility vehicles (gators and the like) on roads and highways. There are various laws that deal with their operation which are listed below.
All-terrain and utility vehicles may be operated on any road outside of a city, village, or unincorporated village (unless a city or village ordinance allows) under the following conditions:
Only between the hours of sunrise and sunset
The operator must have a valid class O operator’s license or farm permit
The vehicle must be covered by liability insurance for operating it on a road
The vehicle cannot travel in excess of 35 mph on a road.
The vehicle must have headlight and taillight turned on
The vehicle must have a bicycle safety flag attached to the rear of the vehicle extending five feet above ground.
These vehicles cannot be operated on a controlled access highway with more than two marked traffic lanes. This includes Highway 81 as it has four marked lanes.
These types of vehicles can cross Highway 81 at an intersection after stopping and yielding to oncoming traffic with its headlight and taillight on.
The public may now request a Record of Arrest and Prosecution (RAP) for individuals. The RAP sheet includes arrests and resulting dispositions. Even though Nebraska is an open record state, some activity may be excluded from public view per §29-3523. Click here for restrictions and exceptions.
There is an $18.00 non-refundable fee for each person of interest requested, regardless of the outcome. The service is provided by a third party working in partnership with the State of Nebraska. The price of items purchased through this service includes funds to develop, maintain, and enhance the state’s official web portal, Nebraska.gov.
A credit card will be required as a form of payment for the $18.00 fee.