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Firearms

When hunting game birds, except blue grouse, ruffed grouse, and wild turkey, the legal firearms are a centerfire or muzzleloading shotgun that:

  • Is not larger than 10 gauge and…
  • Is plugged to admit no more than one shell in the chamber or two shells in the magazine.

When hunting wild turkey, the legal firearms are:

  • Any shotgun
  • Any centerfire firearm
  • A .22 magnum or .17 HMR rimfire firearm
  • Any muzzleloader

Archery Equipment

When hunting game birds, it is legal to use any archery equipment.