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Old 12-04-2005, 06:09 AM
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I was wondering what states restrict the use of shotgun only for deer hunting.


I live in NY and certain zones in the southern zone are restricted to shotgun,muzzleloader,pistol and bow.
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Old 12-04-2005, 06:24 AM
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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.
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Old 12-04-2005, 06:57 AM
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In michigan the southern half of the lower peninusula you have to use a shotgun or muzzleloader durring gun season if you go farther north you can use rifles.
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Old 12-04-2005, 07:36 AM
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Massachusetts is a shotgun only state as well.

You can use an inline muzzleloaderduring shotgun and muzzleloader season though which sort of contradicts the no rifle rule IMO. You'reeven allowed to use a hinge action muzzleloader during the shotgun season. I know you only get one shot, but with a good muzzleloaderand a good scope you're shooting a high powered rifle and only need the one shot IMO. I've been leaving the shotgun at home and using the inline when I hunt from my treestands.
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Old 12-04-2005, 07:47 AM
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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!
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Old 12-04-2005, 07:54 AM
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Delaware is shotgun, we now have a pistol season starting this year. Also archery and muzzleloader, but no rifles
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Ohio is shotgun only you can also use handguns and muzzleloaders
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Old 12-04-2005, 07:57 AM
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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.
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Old 12-04-2005, 12:43 PM
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the more populated counties in wisconsin have shotgun only zones. i hunt in a rifle, shotgun, county and then we have a seperate muzzleloader season
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Old 12-04-2005, 02:32 PM
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hunter 59 sez........
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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