Big Game Rule Changes<br />The Division is recommending changes to firearms restrictions to align with state statute<br />...
We recommend removing the temporary game preserve section from the rule for limited entry big game hunts<br />We recommend...
Big Game Rule Changes<br />We recommend allowing archery and muzzleloader hunters to carry a handgun in the field<br />In ...
Big Game Rule Changes<br />We recommend Lowering the bullet weight restrictions for muzzleloaders from .50 caliber to .45 ...
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  • Gary Cook researched ballistic studies and found that the 45 caliber muzzleloader with a round ball of 130 grains or a sabot bullet of 170 grains and black powder generates the same or greater energy at the muzzle as our minimum requirement for handguns.
  • Recommended big game rule changes, May 4, 2011

    1. 1. Big Game Rule Changes<br />The Division is recommending changes to firearms restrictions to align with state statute<br />The Division is also recommending lowering the bullet weight requirements for muzzleloaders for deer and pronghorn<br />
    2. 2. We recommend removing the temporary game preserve section from the rule for limited entry big game hunts<br />We recommend allowing the possession of a handgun in a vehicle in accordance with state statute while spotlighting<br />
    3. 3. Big Game Rule Changes<br />We recommend allowing archery and muzzleloader hunters to carry a handgun in the field<br />In the field does not include a hunters camp or enclosed vehicle<br />Clarifies that archers and muzzleloaders must use legal archery equipment and legal muzzleloaders to take protected wildlife<br />
    4. 4. Big Game Rule Changes<br />We recommend Lowering the bullet weight restrictions for muzzleloaders from .50 caliber to .45 caliber for hunting deer and pronghorn <br />We recommend including language that clarifies that laser range finding scopes are legal<br />
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