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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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Airbow for big game.

It has been made legal in Maryland. Is there a place for it in Pa? What season?


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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 05:22 AM
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I hope not
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post #4 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 07:12 AM
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If any it would be in the gun seasons that allow air power weapons...once they recieve final approval.

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I believe Maryland is only allowing them in firearms seasons. Since it is an air rifle that shoots an arrow as a projectile it belongs where air rifles are legal.

If someone shoots a 150 grain core lokt from a slingshot, it is still a slingshot, not a rifle.
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It looks like it's kind of a muzzle loader.
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NO! And it's not a bow.
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Rifle season only and ONLY if air guns are allowed for big game.
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I believe Maryland is only allowing them in firearms seasons. Since it is an air rifle that shoots an arrow as a projectile it belongs where air rifles are legal.

If someone shoots a 150 grain core lokt from a slingshot, it is still a slingshot, not a rifle.

Agreed. As long as it's treated as a firearm, by all means, make it legal for whoever wants to use one. If a hunter likes the added challenge of using a relatively short range weapon during a gun season, hey, knock yourself out.
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I could be wrong but I believe a crossbow was always legal in the rifle season.....long before it nudged its way into the archery season. Over a period of time, I believe the airbow will nudge its way in also.


correction...people will nudge the airbow in. There was time when the vertical, mechanical bow that now seems to be the standard for archery hunting was sitting right where the airbow sits.

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