Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Hunting and fishing equipment

Can I take this item on a plane?

All hunting and fishing equipment that discharge a projectile are restricted from carry-on luggage, but they can be checked-in, if approved by your airline. These include bow and arrows, cross bows, harpoon guns, slingshots/catapults, spear guns and Hawaiian slings.

What are the restrictions?

  • All hunting and fishing equipment that discharge a projectile must be carried in checked-in luggage
  • Ask your airline for approval before traveling

Why is this item restricted?

These items can cause harm to passengers and crew.

What happens if I have a restricted item in my carry-on bag?

You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:

  • you will not be permitted to move through the screening point, and
  • your airline will be advised of your refusal.

How does Aviation Security screen for restricted items?

AvSec x-ray bags going onto aircraft to ensure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous good or prohibited item will be removed, with a bag search notification form left within the bag.