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Is there a weight limit for rifles used for hunting big game in Idaho?




Rifle and Shotgun


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.


• With any shotgun using shot smaller than #00 buck.


• With any rimfire rifle, rimfire handgun, or muzzleloading handgun, except for mountain lion.