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Posted: 11/29/2007 5:39:56 AM EDT
In Georgia, what's the rule on hunting with a magazine fed rifle? how many rounds can I legally load? Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 6:19:57 AM EDT
Where's the DNR guy?
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 6:49:29 AM EDT
last time I looked, the restriction on mag capacity has been removed.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 6:59:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kletzenklueffer:
last time I looked, the restriction on mag capacity has been removed.



Yup, it is gone.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 7:11:00 AM EDT
Thanks. I just want to comply.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 7:27:45 AM EDT
Just don't take your mag fed 12ga Saga bird hunting
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 10:49:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By caver101:
Just don't take your mag fed 12ga Saga bird hunting


But there could be a LOT of birds!

Have you seen the widowmaker drum for Saigas?
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 11:18:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 1:51:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Just to prove a point I plan to hunt with my belt-fed, FA 1919 this year. I just can't hunt with a bolt-action .308 with a suppressor. At least MGs with a thousand rounds are still cool.

Mark


HAHA!

I was seriously about to buy a low-cap mag for my AK in case my boss asked me to go build a tree fort with him, or something, and hunt critters. Good to know I can just take my AK w/30-rd mag.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 1:58:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARstudent:
In Georgia, what's the rule on hunting with a magazine fed rifle? how many rounds can I legally load? Thanks.


*** Current through the 2007 Regular Session ***

TITLE 27. GAME AND FISH
CHAPTER 3. WILDLIFE GENERALLY
ARTICLE 1. HUNTING
PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

O.C.G.A. § 27-3-4 (2007)

§ 27-3-4. Legal weapons for hunting wildlife generally


It shall be unlawful to hunt wildlife with any weapon, except that:

(1) Longbows, recurve bows, crossbows, and compound bows may be used for taking small game, feral hogs, or big game. Arrows for hunting deer, bear, and feral hogs must be broadhead type;

(2) During primitive weapon hunts or primitive weapons seasons, longbows, recurve bows, crossbows, compound bows, muzzleloading firearms of .44 caliber or larger, and muzzleloading shotguns of 20 gauge or larger loaded with single shot may be used;

(3) Firearms for hunting deer, bear, and feral hogs are limited to 20 gauge shotguns or larger shotguns loaded with slugs or buckshot (except that no buckshot is permitted on state wildlife management areas unless otherwise specified), muzzleloading firearms of .44 caliber or larger, and center-fire firearms .22 caliber or larger; provided, however, that firearms for hunting feral hogs, other than those weapons specified in this paragraph, may be authorized by rule or regulation of the board. Bullets used in all center-fire rifles and handguns must be of the expanding type;

(4) Weapons for hunting small game shall be limited to shotguns with shot shell size of no greater than 3 1/2 inches in length with No. 2 lead shot or smaller or federally approved nontoxic shot size of F or smaller shot, .22 caliber or smaller rimfire firearms, air rifles, muzzleloading firearms, longbows, recurve bows, crossbows, and compound bows; provided, however, that nothing contained in this paragraph shall permit the taking of protected species;
(5)(A) For hunting deer, feral hogs, and bear, shotguns shall be limited to a capacity of not more than five shells in the magazine and chamber combined. If a plug is necessary to so limit the capacity, the plug shall be of one piece, incapable of being removed through the loading end of the magazine.

(B) For hunting all other game animals, shotguns shall be limited to a capacity of not more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined. If a plug is necessary to so limit the capacity, the plug shall be of one piece, incapable of being removed through the loading end of the magazine;

(6) It shall be unlawful to hunt turkey with any weapons except shotguns using No. 2 shot or smaller, muzzleloading firearms, longbows, crossbows, recurve bows, or compound bows. Any person taking turkey in violation of this paragraph shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as for a misdemeanor, except that a fine imposed for such violation shall not be less than $250.00;

(7) Weapons for hunting alligators shall be limited to hand-held ropes or snares, snatch hooks, harpoons, gigs, or arrows with restraining lines attached. Lawfully restrained alligators may be killed with any caliber handgun or bangstick and shall be killed immediately before transporting;

(8) There are no firearms restrictions for taking nongame animals or nongame birds; and

(9) The use of silencers for hunting within this state is prohibited.

HISTORY: Code 1933, § 45-503, enacted by Ga. L. 1977, p. 396, § 1; Ga. L. 1978, p. 816, § 42; Ga. L. 1979, p. 591, § 1; Ga. L. 1979, p. 678, § 25; Ga. L. 1979, p. 828, § 1; Ga. L. 1981, p. 730, § 1; Ga. L. 1981, p. 798, § 6; Ga. L. 1983, p. 664, §§ 1, 2; Ga. L. 1984, p. 22, § 27; Ga. L. 1989, p. 1552, § 2; Ga. L. 1990, p. 8, § 27; Ga. L. 1990, p. 380, § 1; Ga. L. 1992, p. 2863, § 5; Ga. L. 1994, p. 496, § 2; Ga. L. 1995, p. 437, § 1; Ga. L. 1998, p. 592, § 1; Ga. L. 1998, p. 783, § 11; Ga. L. 1999, p. 81, § 27; Ga. L. 2001, p. 1013, § 12; Ga. L. 2002, p. 1179, § 4; Ga. L. 2003, p. 654, § 9; Ga. L. 2006, p. 226, § 2/HB 338.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 2:05:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dnr212:

Originally Posted By ARstudent:
In Georgia, what's the rule on hunting with a magazine fed rifle? how many rounds can I legally load? Thanks.


*** Current through the 2007 Regular Session ***

TITLE 27. GAME AND FISH
CHAPTER 3. WILDLIFE GENERALLY
ARTICLE 1. HUNTING
PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

O.C.G.A. § 27-3-4 (2007)

§ 27-3-4. Legal weapons for hunting wildlife generally


It shall be unlawful to hunt wildlife with any weapon, except that:

(1) Longbows, recurve bows, crossbows, and compound bows may be used for taking small game, feral hogs, or big game. Arrows for hunting deer, bear, and feral hogs must be broadhead type;

(2) During primitive weapon hunts or primitive weapons seasons, longbows, recurve bows, crossbows, compound bows, muzzleloading firearms of .44 caliber or larger, and muzzleloading shotguns of 20 gauge or larger loaded with single shot may be used;

(3) Firearms for hunting deer, bear, and feral hogs are limited to 20 gauge shotguns or larger shotguns loaded with slugs or buckshot (except that no buckshot is permitted on state wildlife management areas unless otherwise specified), muzzleloading firearms of .44 caliber or larger, and center-fire firearms .22 caliber or larger; provided, however, that firearms for hunting feral hogs, other than those weapons specified in this paragraph, may be authorized by rule or regulation of the board. Bullets used in all center-fire rifles and handguns must be of the expanding type;

(4) Weapons for hunting small game shall be limited to shotguns with shot shell size of no greater than 3 1/2 inches in length with No. 2 lead shot or smaller or federally approved nontoxic shot size of F or smaller shot, .22 caliber or smaller rimfire firearms, air rifles, muzzleloading firearms, longbows, recurve bows, crossbows, and compound bows; provided, however, that nothing contained in this paragraph shall permit the taking of protected species;
(5)(A) For hunting deer, feral hogs, and bear, shotguns shall be limited to a capacity of not more than five shells in the magazine and chamber combined. If a plug is necessary to so limit the capacity, the plug shall be of one piece, incapable of being removed through the loading end of the magazine.

(B) For hunting all other game animals, shotguns shall be limited to a capacity of not more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined. If a plug is necessary to so limit the capacity, the plug shall be of one piece, incapable of being removed through the loading end of the magazine;

(6) It shall be unlawful to hunt turkey with any weapons except shotguns using No. 2 shot or smaller, muzzleloading firearms, longbows, crossbows, recurve bows, or compound bows. Any person taking turkey in violation of this paragraph shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as for a misdemeanor, except that a fine imposed for such violation shall not be less than $250.00;

(7) Weapons for hunting alligators shall be limited to hand-held ropes or snares, snatch hooks, harpoons, gigs, or arrows with restraining lines attached. Lawfully restrained alligators may be killed with any caliber handgun or bangstick and shall be killed immediately before transporting;

(8) There are no firearms restrictions for taking nongame animals or nongame birds; and

(9) The use of silencers for hunting within this state is prohibited.

HISTORY: Code 1933, § 45-503, enacted by Ga. L. 1977, p. 396, § 1; Ga. L. 1978, p. 816, § 42; Ga. L. 1979, p. 591, § 1; Ga. L. 1979, p. 678, § 25; Ga. L. 1979, p. 828, § 1; Ga. L. 1981, p. 730, § 1; Ga. L. 1981, p. 798, § 6; Ga. L. 1983, p. 664, §§ 1, 2; Ga. L. 1984, p. 22, § 27; Ga. L. 1989, p. 1552, § 2; Ga. L. 1990, p. 8, § 27; Ga. L. 1990, p. 380, § 1; Ga. L. 1992, p. 2863, § 5; Ga. L. 1994, p. 496, § 2; Ga. L. 1995, p. 437, § 1; Ga. L. 1998, p. 592, § 1; Ga. L. 1998, p. 783, § 11; Ga. L. 1999, p. 81, § 27; Ga. L. 2001, p. 1013, § 12; Ga. L. 2002, p. 1179, § 4; Ga. L. 2003, p. 654, § 9; Ga. L. 2006, p. 226, § 2/HB 338.




Read: Don't hunt deer with a shotgun, because your magazine capacity is restricted.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 2:26:52 PM EDT
I may have to load up a beta mag and go hunting just to piss off the fudds....
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 6:44:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2007 6:45:40 PM EDT by engineer2001]

Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
I may have to load up a beta mag and go hunting just to piss off the fudds....


Nah, AIM Surplus has Romanian AK drum mags for less than $100. You should get two, load them up, and be sure to use both on any critters that move while in the woods. Nobody uses ARs in hunting anyway, or at least that's what I've read.

Link Posted: 11/30/2007 4:39:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Just to prove a point I plan to hunt with my belt-fed, FA 1919 this year. I just can't hunt with a bolt-action .308 with a suppressor. At least MGs with a thousand rounds are still cool.

Mark


I thought MGs, cans & SBRs of any type were restricted for hunting big game in GA? Where do you see you can hunt with a MG????

DNR212: thanks for chiming in.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:33:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:55:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 5:56:39 AM EDT by chadjetlag]

Originally Posted By dnr212:

Originally Posted By ARstudent:
In Georgia, what's the rule on hunting with a magazine fed rifle? how many rounds can I legally load? Thanks.


*** Current through the 2007 Regular Session ***

TITLE 27. GAME AND FISH
CHAPTER 3. WILDLIFE GENERALLY
ARTICLE 1. HUNTING
PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

O.C.G.A. § 27-3-4 (2007)

§ 27-3-4. Legal weapons for hunting wildlife generally


It shall be unlawful to hunt wildlife with any weapon, except that:

(1) Longbows, recurve bows, crossbows, and compound bows may be used for taking small game, feral hogs, or big game. Arrows for hunting deer, bear, and feral hogs must be broadhead type;

(2) During primitive weapon hunts or primitive weapons seasons, longbows, recurve bows, crossbows, compound bows, muzzleloading firearms of .44 caliber or larger, and muzzleloading shotguns of 20 gauge or larger loaded with single shot may be used;

(3) Firearms for hunting deer, bear, and feral hogs are limited to 20 gauge shotguns or larger shotguns loaded with slugs or buckshot (except that no buckshot is permitted on state wildlife management areas unless otherwise specified), muzzleloading firearms of .44 caliber or larger, and center-fire firearms .22 caliber or larger; provided, however, that firearms for hunting feral hogs, other than those weapons specified in this paragraph, may be authorized by rule or regulation of the board. Bullets used in all center-fire rifles and handguns must be of the expanding type;

(4) Weapons for hunting small game shall be limited to shotguns with shot shell size of no greater than 3 1/2 inches in length with No. 2 lead shot or smaller or federally approved nontoxic shot size of F or smaller shot, .22 caliber or smaller rimfire firearms, air rifles, muzzleloading firearms, longbows, recurve bows, crossbows, and compound bows; provided, however, that nothing contained in this paragraph shall permit the taking of protected species;
(5)(A) For hunting deer, feral hogs, and bear, shotguns shall be limited to a capacity of not more than five shells in the magazine and chamber combined. If a plug is necessary to so limit the capacity, the plug shall be of one piece, incapable of being removed through the loading end of the magazine.

(B) For hunting all other game animals, shotguns shall be limited to a capacity of not more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined. If a plug is necessary to so limit the capacity, the plug shall be of one piece, incapable of being removed through the loading end of the magazine;

(6) It shall be unlawful to hunt turkey with any weapons except shotguns using No. 2 shot or smaller, muzzleloading firearms, longbows, crossbows, recurve bows, or compound bows. Any person taking turkey in violation of this paragraph shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as for a misdemeanor, except that a fine imposed for such violation shall not be less than $250.00;

(7) Weapons for hunting alligators shall be limited to hand-held ropes or snares, snatch hooks, harpoons, gigs, or arrows with restraining lines attached. Lawfully restrained alligators may be killed with any caliber handgun or bangstick and shall be killed immediately before transporting;

(8) There are no firearms restrictions for taking nongame animals or nongame birds; and

(9) The use of silencers for hunting within this state is prohibited.

HISTORY: Code 1933, § 45-503, enacted by Ga. L. 1977, p. 396, § 1; Ga. L. 1978, p. 816, § 42; Ga. L. 1979, p. 591, § 1; Ga. L. 1979, p. 678, § 25; Ga. L. 1979, p. 828, § 1; Ga. L. 1981, p. 730, § 1; Ga. L. 1981, p. 798, § 6; Ga. L. 1983, p. 664, §§ 1, 2; Ga. L. 1984, p. 22, § 27; Ga. L. 1989, p. 1552, § 2; Ga. L. 1990, p. 8, § 27; Ga. L. 1990, p. 380, § 1; Ga. L. 1992, p. 2863, § 5; Ga. L. 1994, p. 496, § 2; Ga. L. 1995, p. 437, § 1; Ga. L. 1998, p. 592, § 1; Ga. L. 1998, p. 783, § 11; Ga. L. 1999, p. 81, § 27; Ga. L. 2001, p. 1013, § 12; Ga. L. 2002, p. 1179, § 4; Ga. L. 2003, p. 654, § 9; Ga. L. 2006, p. 226, § 2/HB 338.


Why does the fact that this is placed in the regulations strike me as funny? I'm picturing two rednecks in a john boat with a 12 foot alligator, "damn bubba, lets kill him after we get home that way the meat ell be more fresher"
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:20:09 AM EDT
I like my meat more fresher.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:28:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Where do you see that you can't? The hunting rules set restrictions. Anything not restricted is fair game (pun intended ).

Mark


I thought we went through all this last year on here. The understanding I went away with was pretty much anything regulated by the NFA could not be used to hunt game or non-game animals. Am I incorrect??
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:39:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:43:01 AM EDT
Oh, I have no proof of it Mark. That was just what I took away from the discussion we had here. I may have completely misunderstood the posts.

So in a nutshell a SBR & MG is legal to hunt with???
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:52:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 9:58:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By caver101:
So in a nutshell a SBR & MG is legal to hunt with???


Absolutely!

Bulgarian AKS-74U Krink with a Kobra red dot...





Link Posted: 11/30/2007 10:01:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 12:35:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 12:35:57 PM EDT by engineer2001]
Did the dog help/accompany you on the hunt? It is surely excited to be there - looks super happy and a real camera ham. My dog hides when I get a camera out.

So, is the krink auto or just a SBR? I don't see the third hole/pin for an auto sear, so I'm assuming SBR.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 11:19:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By engineer2001:
Did the dog help/accompany you on the hunt? It is surely excited to be there - looks super happy and a real camera ham. My dog hides when I get a camera out.


He's definitely my hunting companion. He's been by my side for every deer I've killed the past 4 seasons. I've got lots of other pictures of him posing with deer. Not bad for a Toy Poodle, eh!?



So, is the krink auto or just a SBR? I don't see the third hole/pin for an auto sear, so I'm assuming SBR.


Yep, just SBR. I only recently got it. So, it was my first year using for hunting. It obviously worked.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 1:52:15 PM EDT
-x-, please bring the dog with you on our hunt next week, he is good luck.

We need a combat poodle to guard camp anyway.


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