2020 Deer Regulation Changes

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting Regulations, Proposals, and Law Debat' started by Luv2hunteup, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. boomer_x7

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    I wish it would!


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  2. Guy63

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    I'll still try to shoot 1 buck and 1 doe.
     

  3. jr28schalm

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    In that order?
     
  4. Guy63

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    No specific order whatever gives me a clean shot.
     
  5. Can somebody please provide the DNR's written definition of what "all legal firearms" means when used in the following sentence?:

    • "All legal firearms may be used during the muzzleloader season in the southern Lower Peninsula."

    If it's during muzzleloader season it seems that somebody could argue it's "only" muzzleloaders that are legal.

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  6. ratherboutside

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    You would have to wait for the regulation to come out to see the wording but it is a safe assumption that it means muzzloaders, shotguns and straightwall centerfire cartridges meeting the firearm deer season requirements for use in the limited firearm zone.

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  7. Thank you.

    Unbelievable to me that our DNR would do this.
     
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  8. ratherboutside

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    They did it in my area (jackson county) 3 years ago I believe. It didn't make much of a difference around me. The guys that used to muzzleloader hunt still did but may have changed weapons. The guys that didn't, still didn't. Public land may be a different story.

    I honestly noticed a bigger difference in muzzle loader pressure when inlines became available and affordable. When you had to know what you were doing to avoid misfires, there were alot less people on public during muzzleloader. I actually used to go out and hunt public during muzzleloader.

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  9. Trophy Specialist

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    Be interesting to see the actual wording of that law. If that sentence is all there is to it, then any weapon that can legally be possessed by a person would be legal to deer hunt with including my 338 Win mag, or my buddies 50BMG.
     
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  10. ratherboutside

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    Read page 44 to 46 of the current 2019 hunting digest. The wording is likely to be exactly what it is there.

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  11. Luv2hunteup

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    You can hunt with either of those choices just not for deer. To my knowledge the definition of limited firearms zone Weapon description did not change.
     
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  12. Tilden Hunter

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    So, when were these good ole days of hunters singing the praises of the DNR?
     
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  13. Trophy Specialist

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    Was it back in the days when they went out in the woods and counted deer crap?
     
  14. ridgewalker

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    I don't think that the DNR Brass could tell deer crap from huckleberries.
     
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  15. wallyg

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    What difference does it make during muzzle season when crossbows have been shooting bucks
    for 2 months!!!