Legal Equipment for Hunting Game Birds
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
When hunting game birds, it is legal to use any archery equipment.