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  1. #1
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    Deer hunting with shotgun - plug or not?

    Okay ladies and gents -- I got a wager with my Brother-in-law on this one!!


    Are you required to have a plug in your shotgun limiting it to 3 shells when deer hunting? I say NO.

    I cannot find anything explicit in the 2017-2018 Louisiana Hunting Regulations that say anything about it, but he swears it is the "rule".....

    I know BS answered this question for me about hunting with my M4 that there were no magazine size limits.

    Thanks!!

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    Marksman

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    According to wildlife agent that wrote me the ticket, yes. Plug is a must. His name is Teddy Adams. I was 18. Hunting behind Magnolia Ridge in Sr Charles Parish. I told judge Eddy Dufrene that I didn't know it was a law. He said your Mother and Father are both LEO. you should know better. 50 dollar fine......
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    Marksman

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    Hunting any game animal requires a plug, 2 in the tube 1 in the chamber, However....

    No plug needed for outlaw quadrupeds like coyotes or hogs OR during special goose season
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    well I guess I'm out $5.......

    What is the logic of restricting a shotgun to 3 shells for deer hunting when I can take my rifle with a 30-round magazine fill it up?

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    A shotgun can be used to hunt all species of game and Migratory game such as ducks, etc. are governed by Federal laws which limit shotguns to 2 in the magazine and 1 in the chamber. I guess if your deer hunting you could conceivably shoot the ducks passing over your head. Rifles can't be used for migratory game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter5567 View Post
    A shotgun can be used to hunt all species of game and Migratory game such as ducks, etc. are governed by Federal laws which limit shotguns to 2 in the magazine and 1 in the chamber. I guess if your deer hunting you could conceivably shoot the ducks passing over your head. Rifles can't be used for migratory game.
    Ok -- that holds water..... -- thanks.....

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    My cheapo Winchester only holds 3, not 5. So how can they expect me to use one?

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    1911 cool-aid drinker

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    Benelli shotguns hold 4, 2 in the tube one on the lifter and one in the pipe.

  9. #9
    Marksman

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    My daddy told me to just leave the plug in place....if I couldn't hit the deer/hog or whatever with three shots I wasn't going to hit it with the next two either.
    He was one of those old school hunters ...make the first shot count and you don't need any more. When I would go hunting with him he would give me one shell and say "don't waste it" . If I killed a squirrel or rabbit then he would give me another shell .
    But by leaving the plug in I learned to make the first shot count ...in truth it's that very first shot that's so important....after that you're just shooting into the bushes , and I never got a ticket for having the plug out.
    Gary
    Last edited by gwpercle; March 15th, 2018 at 03:56 PM.

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    Marksman

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    Interesting conversation.

    When I lived in TX, plug was only required for migratory game birds.

    Quail hunting....load her up with whatever she'd take!

    But, I haven't lived in TX since '99.

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