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Old October 9th, 2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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is it legal?? I have not heard much about it before. anyone have a clue?
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Old October 9th, 2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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All Firearm Deer Seasons - Rifle Zone
In the rifle zone, deer may be taken with handguns, rifles, bows and arrows, shotguns and muzzleloading firearms including black powder handguns. It is legal to hunt deer in the rifle zone with any caliber of firearm except a .22 caliber or smaller rimfire (rifle or handgun). Crossbows are legal to use by a person 12 years of age or older during the Nov. 15-30 firearm deer season. During the firearm deer seasons, a firearm deer hunter may carry afield a bow and arrow and firearm.
Exception: See Muzzleloading Deer Seasons above for restrictions during this season.

All Firearm Deer Seasons - Shotgun Zone
In the shotgun zone, all hunters afield from November 15-30, and all deer hunters in this zone during other deer seasons, must abide by the following firearm restrictions or use a bow and arrow. Crossbows are legal to use by a person 12 years of age or older during the Nov. 15-30 firearm deer season. Legal firearms are as follows:

* A shotgun may have a smooth or rifled barrel and may be of any gauge.
* A muzzleloading rifle or black powder handgun must be loaded with black powder or a commercially manufactured black powder substitute.
* A conventional (smokeless powder) handgun must be .35 caliber or larger and loaded with straight-walled cartridges and may be single- or multiple-shot but cannot exceed a maximum capacity of nine rounds in the barrel and magazine combined.

Exception: See Muzzleloading Deer Seasons above for restrictions during this season. From Nov. 15-30, .22 caliber or smaller rimfire rifles and handguns may be used to kill raccoon while hunting raccoons with dogs between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.


http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7...1578--,00.html


if that does not help I would call the DNRE
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Old October 9th, 2009, 10:53 PM   #3
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wifey bought me this one...

i've had it for about 15 yrs....shot maybe 3 cylinders through it....neat gun. it was not legal to hunt with in ohio's muzzle-loader season so it hasn't seen much use.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 02:24 PM   #4
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wifey bought me this one...

i've had it for about 15 yrs....shot maybe 3 cylinders through it....neat gun. it was not legal to hunt with in ohio's muzzle-loader season so it hasn't seen much use.
mmmm old army. I have one and love it, I do not doubt it will kill a deer.
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I wouldnt, my blackpower .44 has trouble killing rabbits (with 35 grains of powder). The ball bullet just rolls off the target, but then again rabbits are small and round.
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I wouldnt, my blackpower .44 has trouble killing rabbits (with 35 grains of powder). The ball bullet just rolls off the target, but then again rabbits are small and round.
yeah, you can't really put much powder in 'em...not sure how the west was won...i can only imaging some injun limping back to the tribe with a really bad bruise after being shot by some hayseed with one of these things...

actually, you'd be alot better off with one of theses (but i don't think tc makes them anymore).
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yeah, you can't really put much powder in 'em...not sure how the west was won...i can only imaging some injun limping back to the tribe with a really bad bruise after being shot by some hayseed with one of these things...
with rifles, duh.
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with rifles, duh.
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Besides the pistol, you need a white glove, old timey hat, and a friend to act as a second. Slap the deer in the face and demand satisfaction. Then go at 10 paces.
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