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Ill Rumor.Rifles in Pistol Caliber?

Old 08-09-2007, 02:01 PM
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Default Ill Rumor.Rifles in Pistol Caliber?

I heard a rumor that rifles in pistol calibers would be allowed for deer hunting in Illinois like in Indiana.I also heard that they were going to try it out in the late anterless season only this year.Anyone else heard anything about this?
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:28 AM
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i havnt heard that but thats not saying it isnt true
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:04 AM
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that would be just the excuse that i need to buy one of those .44 mag Henry lever actions.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:51 AM
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The DNR site nor the regs make mention of the change that I could find.
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:57 PM
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When and if this happens I'd think it wouldn't be this season. Wouldn't the legislature have to vote on it? Their trying to hammer out a budget now so if they have to approve it I'm sure it's not on a priority list at the moment.
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:47 PM
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Lance,I'm kind of leaning toward a Marlin 1894,mainly because there is an aftermarket trigger available that will reduce the pull to 2 to 3 pounds and there are spring kits available also.

sisfire.I believe a change like this would strictly be a DNR regulation change and the legislature would not be involved.When handguns were allowed,you know that the anti-gun congress would have never approved if it was up to them.

It would be nice not being pounded by my 12 ga. slug shooter

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Old 08-16-2007, 09:49 AM
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Well,I decided to check out this rumor a little further and e-mailed the Illinois DNR Public Information Office and received a very short,three word responce,"Not in Illinois".I guess this answerd my question.

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Old 08-20-2007, 07:42 AM
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i live in indiana and have never known that you can hunt with a rifle in a pistol cal
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:44 AM
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i live in indiana and have never known that you can hunt with a rifle in a pistol cal
You can now, the latest copy of the Hunting Guide gives the guidelines for cartridge selection. 2007-2008 Hunting Guide
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:11 PM
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i live in indiana and have never known that you can hunt with a rifle in a pistol cal
You can now, the latest copy of the Hunting Guide gives the guidelines for cartridge selection. 2007-2008 Hunting Guide
thanks i had looked at the guide after my post and seen that what cal do you recommend for hunting deer
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