Idaho Game and Fish Clarifies Short Range Weapons Issue

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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission recently created several new short-range weapon hunts. What weapons does that include?

The rule book says: "In big game seasons restricted to short-range weapons, it is unlawful for hunters to use any weapon other than a muzzleloader, archery equipment, crossbow, or a shotgun using slugs or shot of size #00 buck or larger." The book further states that a muzzleloader must be at least .45 caliber for deer, pronghorn, or mountain lion, and at least .50 caliber for elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, or black bear.

Handguns are not included as short-range weapons.