I know this is off the thread but......Not always uniform within a state, In Virginia, yes for Western Counties, shotgun for Eastern Counties. Mountains vs flatland. What states are you looking for info on?
c3shooter- will do on the private message. That's a lot more liberal than I remember it. My father has 40 acres in Amelia County. I will probably hunt there a bit because he & my step brothers are just about the only people who hunt on his land. His neighbor has 60 acres right next to it that doesn't see much action either. They never harvest more than they can eat, and since all the kids are grown that amounts to 1 or 2 a year per household.Fireahammer- private message me with a snail mail address, and I will send you a copy of the Virginia hunting regs- weapons, seasons, licenses, bag limits. I live just West of Richmond, and In my county you can use anything that does not have wheels or is full auto. Next county North of us (t'other side of the James River) is Shotgun w/ buckshot only. So it is a patchwork- but state guide has county maps showing what/where. Here bag limit is 2/day, 6/season, mainly bucks- BUT season opens in November, closes in JANUARY. West of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 3 week season. Also lot of wild turkey. Where ya settling down in the Commonwealth?