HF 475 – Use of a straight wall cartridge rifle for deer hunting
HF 475 allows the use of a straight wall cartridge rifle to hunt deer. Straight wall cartridge rifles would only use ammunition currently allowed for handguns that are approved for hunting deer, which must be .357 in caliber or larger and have a straight wall cartridge. Straight wall cartridge rifles would have the same range as a deer slug shot, while providing less recoil. These weapons are also considered to be more accurate than handguns. The straight wall cartridge rifles could not be used during the designated archery season, but could be used by those with a permit for the designated youth and disabled season, as well as the first and second shotgun seasons. The bill does not allow use of high-powered rifles, which have a much greater range.
[3/21: short form (Shipley absent)]