"(v) while hunting if the hunting is legal in all places where the person to whom the firearm is transferred possesses the firearm."
If you and the neighbor live in the country, this might cover you. But if you possess the firearm in a town anywhere along the way, you are in violation because it's not legal to hunt in town.
I merely read what is written in plain English.
Even under your interpretation, you would also not be covered the day before hunting season opened, or the day after the season ends, because the hunting is not legal at those times.
Either this bill is very badly drafted, OR it is intentionally designed to entrap as many people as possible. I'll accept either interpretation. But if the former, then I expect that you will support amendments in the legislature to clarify the intent of the temporary transfer section.
This would be an acceptable amendment.
(v) From one week before to one week after a hunting season appropriate for the transferred firearm provided the person to whom the firearm is transferred has completed all training and holds all licenses or permits required for such hunting, provided that any temporary transfer allowed by this subsection is permitted only if the person to whom the firearm is transferred is not prohibited from possessing firearms under state or federal law; or
This would also fix the problem in section 4 where you can loan your 17 year old a deer rifle, but you can't once she's 18. Although you could gift it to her, but if she gifts it right back at the end of the season was it a bona-fide gift? I wouldn't care to argue point that in court, but there may be precedent given the Potlatch culture.