Change in hunting caliber laws???
So, I have recently found out that in 2008 it will be legal to take deer with a rifle .220 or larger In Minnesota. It used to be a little more complicated calling for 23 cal or larger and excluding all larger cal's that didn't meet the minimum case length and excluding the 30 carbine. This may sound confusing, but I for one am not sure about the new regulations. I have no problem with people taking deer with the larger 22's like the 223 and 22-250, but why would they allow people to hunt with the 22 hornet or the 30 carbine. At some point there needs to be some idiot proofing for some hunters. I mean no offence to anyone who is using the hornet for making head shots on culling deer populations. I know it can be done, I just don't want to see every tom dick and harry going out with their 22 hornet varmint loads or even a 223 and vmax's shooting at deer at 350 yards. It just seems to have the possibility to feed more ammo to the anti hunting groups. All of this of course IMHO!
Perhaps I'm misunderstanding the law here, so feel free to correct me, I'm trying to start a discusson, not an argument ;).
I used to re-load but now I "hand-load".
-- Well, at least I try
Last edited by britz; 07-26-2008 at 07:39 PM.
Reason: Minnesota specific.