Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
C0lt

Looking for legal small game firearm clarification

Recommended Posts

(not sure if I should have put this thread here in the gun area, or if I should have put it in the hunting area, mods move at your discretion)

I live in the (not) so great state of Connecticut, and I plan to start doing some state land small game hunting. The DEEP regulations state that any rifle larger than a 22 lr is prohibited from state land. I however want to hunt with a .32 caliber flintlock (squirrel rifle ballistically similar to modern rimfire cartridges). The state firearm statues classify that rifle as an "antique firearm" and claim it is exempt from most laws and restrictions.

What do you guys think?

I sent an email to one of the DEEP webmasters and im still waiting on a reply.  

colton

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would wait on their reply for the true ruling. 


I'm going to guess that it will be based off bullet diameter and your answer will be no.  I hope I'm wrong for ya. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Siebert Outdoors said:

I would wait on their reply for the true ruling. 


I'm going to guess that it will be based off bullet diameter and your answer will be no.  I hope I'm wrong for ya. 

thats my fear as well. thanks for the quick reply. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update: dep says it is lawful to possess up to a .36 caliber muzzleloader on state land for small game. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On January 7, 2016 at 7:46 AM, C0lt said:

Update: dep says it is lawful to possess up to a .36 caliber muzzleloader on state land for small game. 

I would print that response and carry it with me while hunting. May save you a headache later

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Al Wolbach said:

I would print that response and carry it with me while hunting. May save you a headache later

As a LEO, I 100% suggest you follow this suggestion along with making sure you save that email exchange. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe in order to avoid detection you should just hunt at night - a big spot light really helps . . . . I'm Kidding.

:D

A-Jay

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, A-Jay said:

Maybe in order to avoid detection you should just hunt at night - a big spot light really helps . . . . I'm Kidding.

:D

A-Jay

 

That's what we do around these parts when we want to up our percentages LOL !

However, we just use a pair of headlights and a really heavy duty bumper :D

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Al Wolbach said:

I would print that response and carry it with me while hunting. May save you a headache later

Ditto !!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×