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superduty

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One of my workers today told me he was looking into investing into a varmint rifle and while doing so the guy behind the counter told him it was illegal to shoot rabbit with a 22caliber. He said they passed the law last year saying it was inhumane. I asked him if he had got the furbarer regs. but he said they were out. Anybody know if this is true or just a load of crap?? I couldn't answer his question but told him I new of a few people that probably could.
 

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Illegal in LA County only I believe. Should be legal anywhere else in the state though. Check the DFG site just to be sure.

Scott
 

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That's true for LA county. Here's the regulation for 2004, and I still like Califronia. I just follow the SSS rule, the one you use to always quote onecoyote:


§309. Jack Rabbits, Black-Tailed and White-Tailed.

(a) General Season and Area: The general season shall be open statewide all year.

(b) Bag and Possession Limit: No limit.

Amendment filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§310. Shooting Hours on Resident Small Game Mammals.

The shooting hours for all resident small game mammals shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

New NOTE filed 9-16-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§311. Methods Authorized for Taking Resident Small Game.

Only the following may be used to take resident small game:

(a) Shotguns 10 gauge or smaller using shot shells only and incapable of holding more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined. If a plug is used to reduce the capacity of a magazine to fulfill the requirements of this section, the plug must be of one piece construction incapable of removal without disassembling the gun;

(b) Shotgun shells may not be used or possessed that contain shot size larger than No. BB, except that shot size larger than No. 2 may not be used or possessed when taking wild turkey. All shot shall be loose in the shell.

© Muzzle-loading shotguns;

(d) Falconry;

(e) Bow and arrow (see Section 354 for archery equipment regulations);

(f) Air rifles firing pellets and powered by compressed air or gas (0.20 caliber minimum for taking wild turkey); and firearm rifles and pistols for taking rabbits and squirrels, except in Los Angeles County, in addition to the methods listed in (a), (b), ©, (d) and (e) above;


(g) In San Diego and Orange counties only, rabbits may be taken at any time during the open season by means of box traps. Such traps shall not exceed 24 inches in any dimension, shall be tended at least once every 24 hours, and shall show the name and address of the trap owner. All rabbits taken under this section shall be immediately killed and become a part of the daily bag limit;

(h) Electronic or mechanically-operated calling or sound-reproducing devices are prohibited when attempting to take resident game birds;

(i) Coursing dogs may be used to take rabbits;

(j) Archers hunting during any archery season may not possess a firearm while in the field engaged in archery hunting during an archery season;

(k) The use of live decoys is prohibited when attempting to take resident game birds;

(l) Pistols and revolvers may be used to take blue and ruffed grouse in those counties only and for the season described in Section 300(a)(1)(E).

(m) Crossbows, except for provisions of Section 354(d) and (g).

(n) Dogs may be used to take and retrieve resident small game.

Amended 2004.

§311.6. Prohibition of Rifles and Pistols in Picacho and Providence Mountains State Recreation Areas.

The use of rifles and pistols to take any bird or mammal is prohibited in Picacho and Providence Mountains State Recreation Areas.

Amendment of NOTE filed 9-16-81; designated effective 9-26-81.

§311.7. Use of Rifles and Pistols in Los Angeles County.

In Los Angeles County the use of rifles or pistols is prohibited in the taking of rabbits.

New NOTE filed 9-16-81; designated effective 9-26-81.
 

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Man yall got some tough rules!!! 3 shells in a shotgun when rabbit hunting?????? Cant use rifles or pistols to take rabbits????
 

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Yes but we're alot more sensitive than you Texans. Just ask any . . . Oh never mind. At least the weather's nice.
 

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california as i was riased was home to pot smoking hippies,man i feel bad for you all,if thats true i'd have a hard time living there you guys most be pretty tough
 

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LA county has much tougher rules than the rest of the state. The "assault" weapons ban here is pretty tough, though.
 
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