Pheasant hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by 1911beast, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. 1911beast

    1911beast New Member

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    How many shotgun shells can you have in gun when hunting
     
  2. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Usually 3 but it depends on the state laws

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Not sure what the law allows out there in Lost Wages but we were restricted to three with a plug.
     
  4. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    http://ndow.org/hunt/seasons/upland/2011_12/2011_12_Upland_web.pdf

    "Hunting on Wildlife Management Areas
    Non-toxic shot must be used for all species
    when hunting on Wildlife Management Areas (NAC
    503.183).
    The use or possession of shells for a shotgun
    containing shot that is toxic, or larger than
    standard-sized T is prohibited on the Overton,
    Key Pittman, W.E. Kirch, Scripps, Mason Valley,
    Fernley, Alkali Lake, Humboldt, Steptoe Valley and
    Franklin Lake Wildlife Management Areas (NAC
    504.135).
    The use of shotguns capable of holding
    more than three shells is prohibited on all wildlife
    management areas unless it has been plugged
    with a one-piece filler, incapable of removal without
    disassembling the gun, so its total capacity does
    not exceed three shells. (NAC 504.135)"

    This is a really strange law, as you can make custom short loads of say 2" and load up with 4 shots.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2012
  5. theropinfool

    theropinfool New Member

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    Here in Utah only migratory birds require a plug in the shotgun.

    Pheasants and chuckers you can use all you can fit.

    Only other restriction is no fully automatic. :)
     
  6. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Well damn:( guess i wont be usin the AA12 if i move out there and start huntin w you and luke;) although im dang sure lookin forward to shootin w you guys at anytime

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  7. stick_man

    stick_man New Member

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    Close, but not quite 100% accurate. If you are hunting on a refuge, you are restricted the same as for waterfowl. But, since Utah doesn't have any wild pheasants anymore, it doesn't really matter anyway, does it? (all right, I admit there are a few wild birds left but not many). There is also a restriction on shot size can be used on upland game as well, limited to sizes 2-8 and minimum 1/2oz loads and 10ga or smaller.

    I believe on the pheasant farms shot type and shell capacity is basically up to the operator of that farm.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012
  8. us-shooter

    us-shooter New Member

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    I never understood the shotgun magazine capacity restrictions. Why limit a shotgun to 3 rounds? Most only hold 4 anyway.
     
  9. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    Most hold 4+1. Its to give the bird a sporting chance. If you cant get a bird in 3 blasts, you're probably doing something wrong. 5 is just ridiculous.