Questions & Answers: caliber
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A: You are correct that a 9mm and .40cal can be used during a short range weapon hunt for big game animals. Straight walled cartridges like the 45-70 are not lawful for use during a short range weapon hunt.
A: The use of rim-fire cartridges is prohibited for hunting big game in Idaho. There are no other restrictions including you are allowed to use 223 caliber rifles. We do recommend hunters use well constructed bullets with enough energy at impact to make a clean kill. Depending on the bullet weight ...