Originally Posted by CampingJosh
Our game wardens are very used to wildcats now. The way that law was written has caused several gunsmiths to focus year-round on deer legal wildcats.
Now, I doubt they carry calipers in the field. But you never know.
I bet they are. I have relatives in Iowa which has similar regs on what firearms are legal for use. I have no doubt that if it can be built within the legal guidelines there is a smith or hobbyist working on it.
I never really did understand the shotgun-only BS until I visited them when I was old enough to hunt. Farms are less than a mile apart, used to be lots of shelterbelts between em, and the land is WAY too flat!
Just another attempt of the gub'ment trying to legislate intelligence and common sense.
I had to chuckle about my Iowa cousin's first centerfire rifle when he got a non-resident tag for here in ND. He showed up with a .300WeatherbyMag. Actually, he did buy it for elk in Montana/Wyoming but it's overkill for ND whiltetails!
I'd hate to see him turn that thing loose in Eastern Iowa...who knows how many barns the bullet would fly past.
Actually, the way that ND's handgun cartridge requirements were worded for a few years, the .22Hornet was a legal handgun cartridge...but not a legal rifle cartridge. DOH!!!