States that don't allow centerfire rifles for big game

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by bobwills, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. bobwills

    bobwills New Member

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    Howdy. Is there a LIST of states that do not allow centerfire rifles for big game hunting? I wish to consider big game hunting in some other states, but I will not consider them if I can't use my centerfire rifles. I will only spend my money(licenses, guides, gas, food, lodging, etc) in states that allow centerfire rifle hunting. There seems to be many northern or other states that don't allow centerfire rifles!!!
     
  2. cddbrowns

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    Entire states or certain areas of the states? I know in parts of VA, no rifle hunting at all, while others are fine to hunt with them. Might need to break it down to counties and such before you would completely write off an entire state.

    Unless its NY, IL or CA of course, they just suck....

    Oh, and please, make your way over to the intro section and introduce yourself.
     

  3. lonyaeger

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    So there are states that only allow rimfires for big game hunting? :confused:
     
  4. cddbrowns

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    Shotgun only, no rifle. But that is a certain county between Richmond and DC here, and I am sure there are a couple others. Reason being, they are afraid a high power rifle round will end up going in someones house.......:confused::confused:
     
  5. Hawg

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    Mississippi has centerfire rifle. we also have single shot breech loading cartridge guns with smokeless powder during primitive weapons and prolly more deer per capita than any other state.
     
  6. lonyaeger

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    Ah, thanks. I've only hunted in a few states, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas all allow centerfire.
     
  7. steve666

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    Indiana allows only pistol caliber rifles for deer hunting. The next biggest game are pigs, then rabbits.
     
  8. Boggy5

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    Iowa is a shotgun, handgun or muzzleloader only state. You can hunt the bottom two tiers of counties with a high-power, but only for a certain doe season. I don't think you'd want to spend money to come shoot a doe.
     
  9. c3shooter

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    Bro, your best shot (pun intended) is to make a list of states you are considering, and then internet search their state game comission regulations- they vary a GREAT deal. F'rinstance, PA does not permit use of semi autos. Virginia has some (flatland) areas that are shotgun/buckshot only, some states require straight walled pistol cartridge type rifles (44 mag, etc)
     
  10. bobwills

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    Thanks! I was thinking about the midwest US, but guess that I will need to make a list and see what the deal is.
     
  11. lonyaeger

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    So really the question has to do with shotgun vs. rifle vs. handgun, not so much with centerfire vs. rimfire. Thus my previous question. The OP stated centerfire.....well, technically, all those listed in the responses are centerfire.
     
  12. bobwills

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    I should clarify, centerfire as in rifles. My apologies.
     
  13. jpattersonnh

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    You can come to NH and hunt w/ centerfires in the top 2/3rds. We have some monster whitetail. If you have a license from the previous year, and a current one you can enter the Moose lottery. Tons of Black bear. You should see our Coyotes. They are a cross w/ the Quebec wolf. 65lb, not a problem. 45lb is the norm. Better bring appropriate clothing. We can get white out conditions in late October.
     
  14. dnthmn2004

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    I can't believe you forgot MA. No hunting with a rifle.
     
  15. cddbrowns

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    They at least make the Colt there.....I give them a pass. :D
     
  16. FaTmAn

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    Michigan has boundraies for whitetail for rifle vs. shotgun use
     
  17. FaTmAn

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    Michigan has boundraies for whitetail for rifle vs. shotgun use
     
  18. jpattersonnh

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    Try driving into Mass w/ a rifle. Your gonna be pissed! Colt BTW is made in Conn., not Mass. . S&W are in Mass.

    On Ma. gun laws. 1 year jail time for any firearm not registered in Ma.

    I went to a shoot a number of years ago in NY. I was pulled over, why because I was still wearing my shooting shirt. We had taken 2 cars. The State trooper wanted to take our rifles, even though we had the info on the shoot and we could transport through the commonwealth. We had put the bolts in one car, and the rest in mine. Since none was a working rifle, he took my .308 ammo. About 500 rounds. I hate that Commonwealth w/ a passion. Nothing but liberals and @ssholes.
     
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  19. cddbrowns

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    God bless it.......WRONG FIREARM MAKER GOOBER!!!! :p

    I was talking to myself there..
     
  20. stalkingbear

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    In Ky you can use any centerfire rifle .224 and bigger. In. has pistol caliber only rifle hunting. Oh, IL, and Iowa all are no rifle zones as to the best of my knowledge.