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AirGun hunting for Deer and Turkey this year!
« on: October 07, 2018, 05:53:15 PM »
https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/hunting/air-gun-arrow-gun-regulations

Air Guns, the fancy kind at least Pre Charged Pneumatic rifles are now a legal method for harvesting deer and turkey. There are some really nice weapons out there in this category.


Now with archery I know that even if you are in an area that you can shoot a bow or crossbow in your back yard at targets int he backyard, in order to hunt there remains a 10 acre requirement, thus keeping me from harvesting neighborhood does in my back yard. It doesn't seem to be a requirement (at least yet) for an air rifle, or PCP arrow gun. What do ya'll legal scholars think on this?
I will probably end up calling the game warden on this one, because I might be buying a .45 or .50 caliber air rifle for just this purpose, and would be a shame to drop 700 bucks on a hunting setup to be relegated to public lands or my non-existant lease. I have been taking squirrel and unprotected bird species with a .22 or .177 rifles (with a muzzle velocity above 700 fps ofcourse C:-)) for ages.  Makes for good sport and good eating without having to load up and head out of town. This is news I have been waiting for for ages, and am worried it is to good to be true!

Anyone else excited about this development? O:Pc


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Re: AirGun hunting for Deer and Turkey this year!
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 06:01:21 PM »
Here is why we cant shoot on less than 10 acres in Comal County,

http://www.co.comal.tx.us/Public_Notices/Regulating_Firearms_Subdivision.pdf

And here is why we cant hunt with archery equipment on less than 10 acres (though target shooting is not mentioned)

http://www.co.comal.tx.us/Public_Notices/Regulating_Bowhunting_Subdivision.pdf

 Neither of these rulings seem to have a bearing on Comal airgun hunting. And it land area requirements dont seem to be mentioned in the state guidelines here.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/hunting/air-gun-arrow-gun-regulations

So unless there is new ruling that I cant find in the county database, we here in Comal County, (and barring city ordinances, not an issue for me as i am in an unincorporated area of the county) should be good to go for backyard deer action this season right?