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Red or Green Dot Scopes?

Are rifles with battery powered red or green dot scopes allowed for hunting?

Answer

In any hunt, including any-weapon seasons, it is unlawful to

pursue or kill big game animals:

 

• By any means other than approved firearms,

muzzleloaders and archery methods.

With any electronic device attached to, or incorporated

on, the firearm or scope; Except scopes containing

battery powered or tritium lighted reticles are allowed.

• With any firearm that, in combination with a scope, sling

and/or any attachments, weighs more than 16 pounds.

• With any fully automatic firearm.