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#1 HanktheTankSB

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:37 AM

Are slingshots a legal method of take? If so, are they considered archery or firearms with respect to the general/archery seasons?

I heard a few different opinions but I haven't been able to find any authoritative reference. I searched the 11-12 Waterfowl/Upland regs and also went online at the Fish and Game Commision and searched the Fish and Game Code itself. I didn't find one an answer way or another.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:23 AM

If its not listed in the regs, its not legal.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

try writting the western outdoor news.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:46 PM

Found it, Code §311 says "only the following may be used to take resident small game..." and it does not include slingshots as one of the methods.

Bummer, I knew it was a long shot but would have been a great way to take some shots during archery season and get the dog on some birds. The pellets are a lot cheaper to lose than arrows and they're just as deadly on quail.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:42 AM

We used to shoot bunnies with wrist rockets when I was a kid. Could be lethal with a good shot, but then we all got air rifles.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:10 PM

so, this doesn't count as archery equipment?






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