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Electronic calls are prohibited when hunting wild animals and wild birds. However, you may use electronic calls to hunt bobcats, coyotes, and foxes:

  • On private property if you have written permission from the landowner
  • On public lands unless it is specifically prohibited

Live decoys are prohibited when hunting or calling game.

While on a roadway, you may not shine a light attached to a vehicle or from a vehicle into areas where deer may be found if:

  • You do not have written permission from the landowner or …
  • You are in possession of firearms or other hunting equipment capable of taking game animals.

When hunting with archery tackle, these restrictions apply.

  • The arrow must not contain any drug, chemical, or toxic substance.
  • The arrowhead must not have an explosive tip.

Fully-automatic firearms are illegal.