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Old 09-08-2017, 06:14 AM
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Looking thru the Kentucky hunting & trapping rule & regulations, I have to scratch my head on some of them. ....For instance if you hunt starlings or sparrows, you have to buy a hunting license. They're an invasive species & not protected by law. In fact the game department encourages killing them. Why require a license to kill them if you want to get rid of them in the first place? Sounds pretty stupid to me. I suppose it's all about money. I'm wondering if they'll require a license to kill tobacco worms next year. ......Years ago deer could only be hunted legally with a .243 caliber or larger with a minimum case length of 1.687 inches. Today the rules say any center fire rifle or handgun is legal but no rimfires. How stupid can it get? This makes the 25 ACP legal with it's 82 foot pounds of energy but not the 22 WRM with 355 foot pounds of energy. Even the 22 LR cartridge has more power than the 25 ACP with 129 FP of energy. Better think about that one. The 25 ACP bullet might bounce back & injure you. It happened to me. ......Elk hunting regulations are just as stupid. Minimum legal caliber is 7mm producing X number of pounds energy. blah, blah, blah. Handguns, compound & crossbows are legal tho. They're nowhere near as powerful as a 7x57 Mauser. ......For years one of my favorite rabbit hunting methods was a slingshot. That was outlawed. Now it's legal again with "manufactured" ammo. Makes one wonder if Whammo had anything to do wit that. Who says lobbying & money under the table doesn't work? ......Unless they changed the laws recently, in Maine you can hunt anything legally with the 22 WRM from mice to moose & bear. That makes sense to me. I think most serious hunters know what their guns are capable of. Feel free to criticize me if you want. It won't bother me. ......Paul H
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