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#2980127 - 10/13/12 06:54 PM What gun can you legally use in TN
TnTurk
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I'm new to this predator hunting and was just wanting a little clarification as to what you can legally use to hunt yotes in TN during bow, muzzleloader, rifle, and after rifle season.
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#2980264 - 10/13/12 08:22 PM Re: What gun can you legally use in TN [Re: TnTurk]
rem270
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Dont want to steer you wrong. But im pretty sure you can only yote hunt with whatever type of season is open at the time.
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#2980308 - 10/13/12 08:49 PM Re: What gun can you legally use in TN [Re: rem270]
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I went over this last year and got a clear answer from TWRA.

You may use the legal weapon for deer during deer season, or you can use small game weapons. A small game weapon would be a rimfire rifle or a shotgun with T-shot or smaller shells.

Outside of deer season, you can use any weapon you want.

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#2980313 - 10/13/12 08:53 PM Re: What gun can you legally use in TN [Re: Nhill]
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I think you can use a .50 cal BMG , but not 100% , ill ask Twra 😎
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#2991204 - 10/21/12 04:32 AM Re: What gun can you legally use in TN [Re: BuckHunter511]
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Nhill has it right the way I read the regs.
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#2991516 - 10/21/12 11:05 AM Re: What gun can you legally use in TN [Re: Nhill]
scn
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 Originally Posted By: Nhill
I went over this last year and got a clear answer from TWRA.

You may use the legal weapon for deer during deer season, or you can use small game weapons. A small game weapon would be a rimfire rifle or a shotgun with T-shot or smaller shells.

Outside of deer season, you can use any weapon you want.


That is correct with the addition that using a centerfire weapon during the G/M/A season requires the hunter to be a legal big game hunter. That requires the proper big game license and meeting the blaze orange requirements.
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#2991540 - 10/21/12 11:25 AM Re: What gun can you legally use in TN [Re: scn]
TITANSFAN2104
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 Originally Posted By: scn
 Originally Posted By: Nhill
I went over this last year and got a clear answer from TWRA.

You may use the legal weapon for deer during deer season, or you can use small game weapons. A small game weapon would be a rimfire rifle or a shotgun with T-shot or smaller shells.

Outside of deer season, you can use any weapon you want.


That is correct with the addition that using a centerfire weapon during the G/M/A season requires the hunter to be a legal big game hunter. That requires the proper big game license and meeting the blaze orange requirements.

So in other words, be a legal deer hunter!! What's crazy is that turkey season (big game also) doesn't have the same firearm restrictions as deer !!

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#2991632 - 10/21/12 12:47 PM Re: What gun can you legally use in TN [Re: TITANSFAN2104]
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 Originally Posted By: TITANSFAN2104
 Originally Posted By: scn
 Originally Posted By: Nhill
I went over this last year and got a clear answer from TWRA.

You may use the legal weapon for deer during deer season, or you can use small game weapons. A small game weapon would be a rimfire rifle or a shotgun with T-shot or smaller shells.

Outside of deer season, you can use any weapon you want.


That is correct with the addition that using a centerfire weapon during the G/M/A season requires the hunter to be a legal big game hunter. That requires the proper big game license and meeting the blaze orange requirements.

So in other words, be a legal deer hunter!! What's crazy is that turkey season (big game also) doesn't have the same firearm restrictions as deer !!


There is much less of an issue of persons using the coyote hunting with centerfire "excuse" to get around license and blaze orange requirements in turkey season since the centerfires aren't legal for turkey and blaze orange isn't required. It would be a MAJOR issue during the gun deer season.


Edited by scn (10/21/12 12:56 PM)
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