Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Gathering' started by feellnfroggy, Jan 10, 2017.
Air is nothing new for hunting , it's actually coming back 100 year circle.
If I get another gun, this is what I'm looking at, or something similar .
Florida is still fighting this fight. I spoke to another local guy about this, I posted it wondering if he had seen it and if it would help. How awesome it would be to open hunting season to ALL effective tools.
Didn't Lewis and Clark carry an air gun of some sort?
Yes sir! The people they encountered along the way were blown away by it (figurativly, of course).
Girandoni air rifle - Wikipedia
Interesting video. Thanks for sharing it. Those of us who enjoy hunting with "alternative" weapons often don't realize the effort people have put into getting them legalized for hunting.
I've posted this here before but it explains how the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition was due in large part to their air gun.
Wow. I had not seen this before. Thank you!
Pennsylvania just passed a law removing the statutory restrictions on air guns and semiautomatic rifles. The PA Game Commission still has to put forth the regulations defining what's actually legal to use, and for which game, however. Hopefully, next Fall we'll be able to use air guns and semiautos for hunting in PA.
seriously !?! news to me! maybe i'll take my m-1 next november .
I'm working on it. My background and profession lets me put some ideas out there for our Game Commission to consider. They've recently ok'd them for squirrel and rabbit and they've been legal for hog and furbearers for a long time. I'd like Florida to follow Alabama's model and allow .30 airguns and up for deer hunting and California's model for allowing them for turkeys. Looking at videoing a trip in Alabama this next season to show them.
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I live to bowhunt but I would love it if Ohio would legalize big bore pcp's.
Don't know how long " Turkey Hunting " with an Air Rifle ( Lead Pellets ) will last..?
California has imposed a " Lead Ban ".
" Nonlead Ammunition in California
Effective July 1, 2008, the California Fish and Game Commission modified the methods of take to prohibit the use of projectiles containing lead when hunting big game and nongame species in an area designated as the California condor range.
In October 2013, Assembly Bill 711 was signed into law requiring the use of nonlead ammunition when taking any wildlife with a firearm in California. This law requires the Commission to adopt by July 1, 2015, regulations that phase-in the statute’s requirements, but it must be fully implemented by July 1, 2019.
CDFW conducted extensive public outreach during 2014 and proposed regulations that phase-in the nonlead requirement. This outreach effort included question and answer sessions at sportsmen’s shows, meetings with hunting organizations and a series of eight public workshops throughout the state. CDFW then presented draft regulations, as modified by public input from these workshops, to the Fish and Game Commission.
In April 2015, the Fish and Game Commission adopted CDFW’s proposed regulations, which will implement the nonlead requirement in the following three phases:
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Are Pellet Rifles included in the nonleaded ammunition ban ?
Answer: Since pellet rifles are not firearms, the use of lead projectiles in pellet rifles is not prohibited. "
CA Hunting Legal .22 Rimfire : Copper Bullet Ammunition