Definitely in the bag, bolt and magazine removed, you would not want to aggravate matters by meeting a member of the
public ( who was Anti- Hunting . )
PEN ACCESS LAND - COUNTRYSIDE AND RIGHTS OF WAY (CROW) ACT 2000
Section 42 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 provides for other Acts of
Parliament to apply to open access land. This section relates to things done, or
omitted to be done, in public places or other places to which the public have access.
For the purposes of shooting these are:
Carrying Firearms in public places - Section 19 of the Firearms Act 1968
makes it an offence for someone to have with them a loaded shotgun, a
loaded air weapon, or any other firearm (whether loaded or not) together
with ammunition suitable for use in that firearm in a public place without
lawful authority or reasonable excuse
(the proof whereof lies on the person ).
The Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 also extends the Firearms Act to include
unloaded air weapons and imitation firearms.