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Old November 11, 2012, 02:03 AM   #1
Deja vu
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help me understand a hunting law here in Idaho

I have been thinking about getting a Holographic sight for my Marlin 1895SBL I use this gun for hunting deer (on occasion) and given the short range nature of the 45-70 round the holographic sight seems perfect.

I was talking to a guy at the gun range a few days ago and he said that it may not be legal for hunting.

I called fish and game and they where less then helpful and ran me around in cercles for about 45 min untill I had to go to work.

I looked up there web page and found this:

Quote:
(you may not hunt big game)
• With any electronic device attached to, or incorporated on, the
firearm or scope; Except scopes containing battery powered or
tritium lighted reticles are allowed.
so would a holographic sight be ok?




I then sent an e-mail to the idaho fish and game asking for clarification and they sent me this:
Quote:
Rifle and Shotgun
In any hunt, including any-weapon seasons, it is unlawful to pursue or
kill big game animals:
• By any means other than approved firearms, muzzleloaders and
archery methods.
• With any electronic device attached to, or incorporated on, the
firearm or scope; Except scopes containing battery powered or
tritium lighted reticles are allowed.
• With any firearm that, in combination with a scope, sling and/or
any attachments, weighs more than 16 pounds.
• With any fully automatic firearm.
• With any shotgun using shot smaller than #00 buck.
• With any rimfire rifle, rimfire handgun, or muzzleloading
handgun, except for mountain lion.



thanks for the clarification


so I am very confused. Would I be able to use this sight for hunting? If not I don't want to buy it cause I don't think I would use it out side of hunting.

any help is appreciated...
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Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.

all 25 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple

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