What Constitutes A Small Game Caliber?

Discussion in 'General Hunting Forum' started by Chuck38, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Chuck38

    Chuck38 New Member

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    I assume it is .22 rim fire or smaller, maybe including air rifles.

    I searched the DNR website several times and could not find their definition. If someone knows where it is, please advise.

    Another question: For bigger game, what are the types of guns not allowed, e.g. .30 Carbine, .223?

    Are pistols allowed for hunting and if so which calibers?

    Thanks.

    Chuck38
     
  2. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Banned

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    Hope this helps. I would recommend to get the Pocket Ranger App for Ga, it is approved by DNR and it has complete rules and regulations.

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  3. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Banned

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    This is the pocket ranger.
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  4. dogsbreath

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    Hey Chuck,
    Go old school. Swing buy Wally world or any sporting goods place and grab a 'hunting regulations' book. They are almost impossible to read, but put it in the bathroom. Good for short duration reading. All the info is in there, just in a strange order.

    Happy hunting,
    Lop
     
  5. AndrewX

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    +1 on picking up a printed copy. We leave a couple of copies out at the hunting camp.

    I also have the Pocket Ranger on my phone.

    You can also download a pdf version as well. Here's the link:

    http://www.eregulations.com/georgia/hunting/

    The following is copied from page 16 of this years regulations:

    "SMALL GAME & FURBEARER FIREARMS
    • Rifles and Handguns: Any .22-cal. or smaller rimfire, air rifle, or any muzzleloading firearm. For fox & bobcat, centerfire firearms of .17 caliber and larger may be used. There is no restriction on magazine capacity for rifles.
    • Shotguns: Any having shot shell size 3.5 inches or smaller in length with No. 2 or smaller shot."

    And for larger game (page 15):

    "DEER & BEAR FIREARMS
    • Modern Rifles and Handguns: Centerfire Only, .22-cal. or larger with expanding bullets. There is no restriction on magazine capacity for rifles.
    • Shotguns: 20-gauge or larger loaded with slugs or buckshot. Buckshot is not allowed on WMAs, unless otherwise specified.
    • Muzzleloaders: .44-cal. or larger, or muzzleloading shotguns 20 gauge or larger. Scopes are legal."
     
  6. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Banned

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    Thanks Andrew, much easier to read than the screen shots I posted.
     
  7. Chuck38

    Chuck38 New Member

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    Thanks for the great and quick replies.
    Chuck38