Idaho Fish and GameIDFG Logo
IDFG Regions
Region 1 - PanhandleRegion 2 - ClearwaterRegion 3 - SouthwestRegion 4 - Magic ValleyRegion 5 - SoutheastRegion 6 - Upper Snake Region 7 - SalmonView list of all Regions

Hunting with short range weapons

Can I use a rifle that shoots pistol ammo, in short range weapon hunts ? Also can you use a muzzle loader that would not meet the general criteria for a muzzle loader ? By that I mean inline--scoped etc.

Answer

Short-Range Weapons

 

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, a shotgun using slugs or shot of size #00 buck or larger, or a pistol using straight-walled cartridges not originally developed for rifles.