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  1. It is unlawful to hunt deer during statewide modern gun deer seasons with:
    1. Prohibited muzzleloading firearms (Code 06.03);
    2. Any .410 shotguns using ammunition other than slugs;
    3. Any shotguns using shot smaller than No. 4 buckshot;
    4. Handguns with either:
      1. Barrels shorter than 4 inches,
      2. Conventional straight-walled calibers less than .357, or
      3. Bottleneck-case calibers less than .22;
    5. Rifles and handguns using rimfire cartridges in compliance with Code 06.11;
    6. Any centerfire rifle smaller than .22 caliber; or
    7. Air Rifles, except big bore air rifles that meet all of the following requirements:
      1. A minimum of .40 caliber;
      2. Produce a minimum of 400 foot pounds of muzzle energy;
      3. Are charged via an external tank; and
      4. Propels a single, expandable slug.
  2. It also is unlawful for any person to hunt deer during modern gun deer seasons in Deer Zones 4, 4B, 5, 5B with any firearms other than the following:
    1. Shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs only;
    2. Legal muzzleloading long guns (Code 06.03);
    3. Handguns having barrels between 4 and 10 inches in length and chambered specifically for straight-wall centerfire cartridge cases and hunting with lead and, lead alloy, soft-nose and/or hollow-point bullets no less than .30 caliber; or
    4. Big bore air rifles that meet all of the following requirements:
      1. A minimum of .40 caliber;
      2. Produce a minimum of 400 foot pounds of muzzle energy;
      3. Are charged via an external tank; and
      4. Propel a single, expandable slug.

EXCEPTION: In compliance with Code 05.19.

PENALTY: Class 1

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