A few years ago, Ohio added the word 'airgun' in the hunting regulations under the section 'Hunting Methods' ('Unless otherwise indicated, game may be taken with longbow, crossbow, or any caliber handgun, rifle, shotgun (10 gauge or smaller), or airgun.'). Airgun is only mentioned in this brief section.
My understanding after having a discussion and interview with our local newspaper's Outdoors reporter, the limits on airguns used is the same as any limitations placed on any firearms as far as caliber, shotgun, etc.
tx doesnt allow one to hunt GAME animals with airguns. fortunatly, most airgun quarry does not qualify as a GAME animal to the state of tx. off the top of my head one can hunt prairie dogs, rabbits (cotton and jack), starlings, pidgeon and sparrow with airguns. i think nutria can also be taken with an air weapon. check the regs for details.
Pellet Guns: Rifles or Handguns must be .177 or larger powered by spring or compressed air.
Colorado law allows landowners to protect private property from most wildlife damage, including Black Tailed Prairie Dogs.
Crow: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31. Areas: State Wide. Bag and Possession Limits: Unlimited.
White Tailed and Gunnisons Prairie Dogs, Wyoming (Richardsons) Ground Squirrels, European Starlings, English/House Sparrows: Year Round. Areas: Statewide. Bag and Possesion Limits: Unlimited.
Grackles and Grey Squirrels may be taken on Private Property if found causing damage to property.
Thats Colorado for ya, pretty open, plus some more regs for hunting that are smaller, this above is the jist of it.
Missouri permits the use of airguns in some situations, but the wording in some cases is very confusing. In the definition section Missouri regulations note that "pistols, revolvers and rifles propelling a single projectile at 1 (one) discharge including those powered by spring, air or compressed gas, and shotguns not larger than 10 guage." are firearms. The green frog and bullfrog section permits airguns, and in the fishing section says that firearms may not be used to take bullfrogs and greenfrogs. etc.
I emailed the Minnesota DNR a few years ago regarding hunting small game with airguns and the answer was one word. Yes. That is all that I received! Either the guy (Tim, no last name) hated email or was having a bad hair day.
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