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Hunting and Archery

Etsy generally allows handmade or vintage tools and sporting equipment to be sold, including certain hunting and archery items. However, there are many laws and regulations surrounding the sale and shipment of commonly used hunting and archery items, including hunting knives, various bows, and other items.

Note: Weapons, such as all firearms, are prohibited.

If you are in the United States, you can refer to US Federal Code, as well as your state and local laws. If you are outside the United States, please check your national, local, or other relevant laws.

Keep in mind that there may also be shipping restrictions for some items, based on the shipping carrier, shipping origin, or shipping destination. Legal and shipping requirements vary based on the specific item and location of both buyer and seller. We recommend speaking to an expert or lawyer to ensure that you are following the appropriate laws.

Things to consider when you’re listing hunting or archery items your shop:

  • Am I following all applicable laws required to list and sell such an item?

  • Are there shipping restrictions that I must comply with, especially regarding international shipping?

Below you'll find more detailed resources about different types of tools or sporting goods. Please know that Etsy cannot advise on how to comply with the law.

Note: Etsy is not able to say with certainty that all third party resources are up to date or accurate. We recommend you speak with a qualified expert for advice about your specific items.

Australia

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia

Canada

Regulation SOR/98-462

Importing and Exporting Firearms, Weapons and Devices

France

Code de la défense - TITRE III : MATÉRIELS DE GUERRE, ARMES ET MUNITIONS

Germany

Waffengesetz

United Kingdom

Offensive Weapons, Knives, Bladed and Pointed Articles

Wildlife and Countryside Act

United States

Please check local, state, and US Federal Code

Shipping restrictions

Australia

Australia Post Dangerous & prohibited items

Canada

Canada Post - Is there anything I cannot send through the mail?

France

Douane à l'entrée en France : marchandises interdites

Germany

Zulässige Inhalte (Wertgegenstände und Gefahrgut)

United Kingdom

Royal Mail - Prohibited Goods

United States

List of USPS shipping restrictions by country

UPS import/export country regulations

FedEx

Universal Postal Union

Article 18 of the Universal Postal Convention: Items not admitted and Prohibitions

Etsy Policy and Help

Selling knives on Etsy

Selling imitation firearms on Etsy

Prohibited items on Etsy

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