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Shotgun for trapping?

So the township I live on the boarder of has a rule no one shall fire any single projectile weapon so the 17hmr and 22 are out of question. I was wondering how bad will a shotgun mess up the pelt if using buckshot or steel shot when trapping?

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Re: Shotgun for trapping?

Shouldn't be too bad.. I'd use 00 buckshot and a 12 gauge at first and see what happens... Good luck!

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Re: Shotgun for trapping?

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Shouldn't be too bad.. I'd use 00 buckshot and a 12 gauge at first and see what happens... Good luck!
Would a high express lead load work or no I think buck shot might be alittle to much.

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Re: Shotgun for trapping?

When trapping?? As in to dispatch a trapped animal? I'd recommend finding a tree and cutting a branch. If you can't do that, I'm sure the local hardware stores sell axe handles. If you can't do that, I'm sure your local sporting goods store sells some cheap baseball equipment. Catch my drift? You might still want to carry the shotgun for a skunk though...and then hope that the pellets don't damage the trap. A buyer will pay less for an animal with holes
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Re: Shotgun for trapping?

I would just use a 22. As long as you're lawfully hunting/trapping the township law doesn't apply.
The state sets game law not townships. Just make sure you don't discharge your firearm in a safety zone. Although some local cops might still hassle you even if you are in the right.
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From the Hunting Laws and Regulations Forum https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbt...441#Post328441 Northampton v Duff (hunting within towns)
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Re: Shotgun for trapping?

dont use a gun...
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3.5 inch 000 buckshot is the only way I dispatch my trapped possums.

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Re: Shotgun for trapping?

I agree with the .22 and the Northampton v Duff case but if I were to use a shotgun, I'd use 4 shot lead and stand back about 25 yards and aim for the head.

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