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Shotgun only states???

Old 12-04-2005, 03:51 PM
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Illinois is shotgun only, although you are able to use muzzleloaders and handguns but centerfire rifle is off limits! If only I could've used my 7 mm mag. on Friday! I had a 150 class buck at 80 yards! Oh well,maybe next year!

you should invest in a scope for your shot gun and some time at the range. you should be able to take a deer with these new slugs we have today. next time you se that bruiser take a shot man and post some pics for use
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Old 12-04-2005, 04:04 PM
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If only I could've used my 7 mm mag. on Friday! I had a 150 class buck at 80 yards!
80 yards and you thought you needed a 7mm to take him? Just 80 yards?

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Old 12-04-2005, 05:07 PM
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Indiana is shotgun , muzzleloader , or pistol during the general firearm season . We have a separate muzzleloader only season after that. You can bow hunt through both , and use a crossbow for deer during the late archery season only. Crossbows are legal for all other species throughout the year .
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Old 12-04-2005, 05:20 PM
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You could use copper coated 00 Buckshot at 80 yards, those newer rifled barrelled slug guns are good for 150 yards or better, get one send us some photos of your kill....
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Old 12-04-2005, 06:55 PM
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Iowa is a shotgun only state. There is also a hnadgun and muzzle loader season but no high power rifle season.

Iowa does have a rifle season now. It is for antlerless, and restricted to northern counties. But a rifle season none the less.

Like said earlier, here in Illinois we are shotgun, muzzleloader, and handgun only for firearms.
Iowa rifle season is for the southern 2 tiers of counties. You were correct it is for does only. It is to help use up Doe only Quota's in high population counties for the purpose of population control. I think it is going to be a late season starting around Jan. 10th and I don't think it last very long.
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:12 PM
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I agree. I have droped them in their tracks with my sling shot at 90yds.
Lots of people underestimate the shotgun because they are thinking 35yrs ago.
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