In the case of center fire ammo, why not pull it apart and reload it so you know what the load is, short of knowing what powder was used. A crappy option for something you may have paid full price for, but far better than throwing out, espicially for odd ball or obsolete chamberings.
Agreed, someone with a better vantage point and more power just tape a throat mic so it stays open. Have a second radio or another person on scan to find what channel they move to when they realize they can't communicate on their primary channel. a low tech cat and mouse game of jamming.
Anyone remember Plat Books from years past or was that a midwest thing. I used to get them from the Boyscouts or FFA as fund raisers when I was stationed out there. Same thing before the GPS - digital world. Here in the Adirondacks they have limited used due to the size of the Adirondack Park.
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Bumping up an old thread as a few guys at camp were discussing this and one of them is from Mass. He leaves his hunting guns in NY for the most part at his mothers house, he's 67 and grew up here. That being said, he transports his shotguns back and forth on occasion for small game hunting.
My guess would be for the reviewing judge to hear your side of the story, may not be the same judge, just saying. As far as turning the firearms over to the PD, sounds like one of their rules, they should be able to go to an FFL to secure them, at least they will be cared for and not dumped in...