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Old 12-24-2011, 06:35 AM
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I've been sittin' here since 3:00 am reading posts and drinkin'(coffee-HAHA), but this just popped into my caffeine laden brain, thought I'd throw it out there. I live and hunt in Illinois, and for years I have always found this hunting law we have to be strange, to say the very least. We have to use shotguns and slugs for deer hunting. Which is fine, I love my slug gun, especially with the high-tech stuff that's come out in the last 10 yrs or so. And I understand the population thing, you don't need rifle bullets flyin' around where pop's are more dense. But here's the deal. So you deer hunt in a spot for a week-end, you finish up Sunday evening. You put your slug gun away. But on Monday morning, it is PERFECTLY LEGAL to go right back to the exact same place you just deer hunted the day before and coyote hunt with a 300 Win Mag or whatever other high-powered weapon you want!!! Isn't that a kick!For the life of me, I will never understand that thinkin'. I know they probably feel that with more people in the field during a deer weekend it is safer, but there are people out there all the time, regardless. Thought some of you might find this interesting-
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:55 AM
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Considering the last 'famous' politician to come out of the state of Illinois, I wouldn't put anything past your state legislators . . . . . . <grin>

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Old 12-24-2011, 10:32 AM
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Maybe it's because there are way more active deer than coyote hunters and the deer/coyote hunting tactics are slightly different where you can't really do coyote drives and stalk coyotes like deer. IDK just a thought.
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:04 AM
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Yeah rader, you most definitely have a valid point there about our illustrious politicians. TG, your input on this makes sense, except when everyone is wearing blaze orange in deer gun season, you can see that orange for a mile, even in the timber. Coyote huntin' in camo, you won't know if someone is in the next piece of timber or not.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:00 AM
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with the upgrades to shotguns and slug ammo I dont really see much differance,except for a much bigger chunk of lead going 150-200yds.scopes for shotguns,rifled barrels and sabbotted slugs that travel further and faster.I could understand it more back with older shotguns.26" smooth bore barrel with bead site and just chunkin a punkin ammo at 50-75yds at best.Its the same deal with the new MLs.I have heard talk that here in Fla. that there fixin to put a hurtin on the ML guys.Most will be stuck with a rifle they cant use anymore,because they have gone way beyond what was intended and the kill ratio during ML had gone way up
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:48 AM
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I couldn't have said it BETTER H-billy, when you put a rifled barrel on a shotgun, you no longer have a shotgun, now you have a 12 gauge rifle. And as far as the ammo being slugs,nonsense, these things are 50 caliber jacketed, either tipped or hollow point rifle bullets. The muzzleloader deal you talked about in Florida will probably happen, mostly due to the fact that the state biologists might be thinkin' that the yearly harvest is growing too rapidly, maybe due to the increased efficiency of modern day MLs. I know that many states out west, like Washington, for example, you could only have steel open sights(that changed to allow fiber optic) no scope, no 209 primer ignition, and NO SABOT AMMO!! And NO jacketed bullets, pure lead only. They say that by imposing these restrictions they can issue more tags for the "primitive weapons season". I can see that reasoning, lets more people have tags. But I think it also leads to more crippled and not recovered game too. Anyway, I like your take on the "slug guns"!!
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:34 PM
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:05 AM
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Welcome to DHC. Look at the top of the page, click on "User CP", that is user control panel, look at the left hand column of selections, click on Create Avatar or Edit Avatar. It will give you a "Browse" selection, which will let you select from photos you have stored in your PC. Hope this helps.
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