What caliber can I use for wolf hunting?

Is a 223 legal and how big of a clip?

Answer: 

Wolves are classified as a big game animal and there are a few firearms restrictions associated with the taking of big game animals.

  • firearms, including slings, scopes or any other attachments cannot weigh more than 16 pounds
  • With any shotgun can not use any shot smaller than double-aught (#00) buck

  •  cannot use any rimfire rifle, rimfire handgun or any muzzleloading handgun, EXCEPT for mountain lion and trapped grey wolves (allows trappers to use a rim fire to take a wolf caught in a trap) 

  •  cannot use a fully automatic firearm

  •  Cannot use any electronic device attached to, or incorporated in, the firearm (including handguns and shotguns) or scope; except scopes containing battery powered or tritium lighted reticles are allowed

otherwise there are no restrictions on size of the magazine or the caliber, other than what is listed above for the use of firearms for the taking of big animals during a general season.

Answered on: 
September 27, 2012 - 11:48am