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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2018, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Bear and Pheasant Hunt?

This past week I hunted pheasants in a game land known to have Bear. If one has the permits, could I legally carry some rifles slugs with me just in case I see one? (Improved Cylinder)
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(2) Prohibitions. While hunting for bear during the regular and extended firearms bear seasons, it is unlawful to:

(i) Use or possess multiple projectile ammunition or ammunition other than required under section 2322(a)(4) of the act, except as authorized under section 2525 of the act.

§ 141.22. Small game seasons.
(a) Permitted devices. It is lawful to hunt small game, except woodchucks, during any small game season with the following devices:

(1) A manually operated or semiautomatic rimfire rifle or manually operated rimfire handgun. The firearm must be .22 caliber or less, that propels single-projectile ammunition.


(2) A manually operated or semiautomatic centerfire shotgun or muzzleloading shotgun. The firearm must be 10 gauge or less, that propels multiple-projectile shotgun ammunition not larger than # 4 lead, # 2 steel, or # 4 of any other composition or alloy of nontoxic shot approved by the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or an authorized representative under 50 CFR 20.134 (relating to approval of nontoxic shot types and shot coatings). A centerfire shotgun’s magazine capacity may not exceed two rounds. The shotgun’s total aggregate ammunition capacity may not exceed three rounds.

(3) A muzzleloading rifle or handgun. The firearm must be .40 caliber or less, that propels single-projectile ammunition.

(4) A bow and arrow.

(5) A crossbow and bolt.

(6) A raptor. The raptor shall be lawfully possessed under a falconry permit under section 2925 of the act (relating to falconry permits).

(7) A manually operated or semiautomatic air rifle or manually operated air handgun between .177 and .22 caliber, inclusive, that propels single-projectile pellet or bullet ammunition. BB ammunition is not authorized.

(b) Prohibitions. While hunting small game during any small game season, except woodchucks, it is unlawful to:

(1) Use or possess single-projectile ammunition larger than .22 caliber
or multiple-projectile shotgun ammunition larger than # 4 lead, # 2 steel, or # 4 of any other composition or alloy of nontoxic shot approved by the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or an authorized representative under 50 CFR 20.134, except as authorized under section 2525 of the act (relating to possession of firearm for protection of self or others).

Short answer no you may not shoot at a bear if possessing fine shot.

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!

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So carry a slug gun, and a raptor on your shoulder.

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That won't work either. Did you bother to read the law? I reckon not.

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!

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