When clearing in to countries in the eastern Caribbean
, you'll be asked on the customs
forms if you have firearms and/or ammunition. They don't ask if you have a bow and arrows. However, on most (perhaps all) of the islands, a bow and arrow is considered to be a weapon. If you carried it ashore for hunting or any other reason and were discovered, you'd be in big trouble.
They're very touchy about weapons in the islands. On Nevis
, based on the experience of several friends when I lived there, to legally possess any type of "weapon", including the lowly BB gun, required an import permit
and a license
to own. Getting the necessary approvals was not easy, very time consuming (months), and quite expensive. Even carrying a pocket knife is technically illegal. I've read reports in the local newspapers of locals being arrested for having a small pen knife.