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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 10/4/2007 4:05:44 PM EST
I've read the game regs a few times and can't find any restrictions on minimum rifle caliber that can be used for deer hunting. I know certain counties have their own restrictions on use of a rifle for deer hunting. Can a 223/5.56 be used for deer hunting legally?
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 5:18:54 PM EST
If it is not exluded in the game regs or your county it should be fine. I also went through the game regs and .223 was not excluded by the state. Like you said counties have all sorts of odd rules ie minimum caliber, how high off the ground you have to be etc.
Peter3
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 5:32:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By peter3:
If it is not exluded in the game regs or your county it should be fine. I also went through the game regs and .223 was not excluded by the state. Like you said counties have all sorts of odd rules ie minimum caliber, how high off the ground you have to be etc.
Peter3


Thanks. I figured if you can use a .25 caliber pistol then a 223 was fine.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 12:01:12 PM EST
Yes it's legal but pleeaasseee make a good shot and use ammo that is made for hunting.
GLOCK-23
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 7:01:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/6/2007 8:22:53 AM EST by Cixelsyd]

Originally Posted By GLOCK-23:
Yes it's legal but pleeaasseee make a good shot and use ammo that is made for hunting.
GLOCK-23

'cause bad shots are fine with everything but 223.


CHRIS
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Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:31:39 PM EST
There are NO caliber restrictions on rifle deer hunting on a statewide basis.

Local and county laws may vary from state law though.

There are caliber restrictions on pistols for deer hunting though.

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