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Old September 12, 2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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Wyoming G&F proposing Firearms Changes - .223 Legal for deer

Hello all,

The wyoming Game and Fish Department is "proposing to allow pronghorn, deer, mountain lion, and gray wolf (where designated as trophy game) hunters to use calibers .22 and larger that have a cartridge of at least 2 inches in overall length. Bighorn sheep, elk, moose, mountain goat, black bear, and grizzly bear hunters would be required to use at least .24 caliber firearms with a cartridge at least 2 inches in overall length."

In other words, they are proposing to let us hunt deer with the .223 Remington (5.56 NATO).

I am having mixed feelings about this, so I thought I would throw it out here on the Forum and ask those who live in states where .223 is legal how it is working. Do you find that many people actually use a .223 for deer hunting? Do many animals get lost from wounding? What are the pros and cons to allowing .223 for deer?

I am going to attend the public meeting and would like a little background befor I go. Thanks again.
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