what can you hunt with a .22 Long Rifle ?

Here in Ohio you can hunt many animals in our state parks with a .22 lr but i only want to kill what will die from a shot from a .22 lr humanly. Here are some things that the park will let you hunt with a .22 Fox, Raccoon, Skunk, Opossum, Weasel, Squirrel,
Cottontail Rabbit, Ring-necked Pheasant, Chukar, Ruffed
Grouse, Bobwhite Quail, and Crow. i’m only positive on rabbits, various birds, and squirrels.

I don’t think you’ve read the regulations correctly if you think they allow hunting of game birds with a 22LR rifle. If you’ve read the regulations, maybe read them again, it should clarify things for you.
If you had bothered to list the location, we might be able to help you a bit more, as it stands now we have to guess where you are talking about, this a big country with literally thousands of hunting regulations.

Comments

  1. Moo says:

    Dunno. Would you like it if someone hunted you with a .22 long rifle?
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  2. Zakonye says:

    I highly doubt you can hunt birds with a .22

    So us the link where you’re getting this information.
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    I’ve seen deer put down with one shot from a .22, and I’ve seen groundhogs take several. As with everything, shot placement has a lot to do with it

  3. Cane Toad Mutiny says:

    I don’t think you’ve read the regulations correctly if you think they allow hunting of game birds with a 22LR rifle. If you’ve read the regulations, maybe read them again, it should clarify things for you.
    If you had bothered to list the location, we might be able to help you a bit more, as it stands now we have to guess where you are talking about, this a big country with literally thousands of hunting regulations.
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  4. MaulerOfRawr says:

    If you are looking for the truth, I will tell you: this calibre of weapon is sufficient for hunting beast of ANY size, in the hands of the capable hunter-gatherer. The only obstacle is your accuracy and knowledge of the relevant places to hit the beast.
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  5. jleebesaw says:

    a .22 will kill anuthing. shot placement is the key to this. however, it only really resonable to hunt small game with. it should work fine for everything you listed. birds may be hard to kill with it though. they would be very hard to hit with a rifle unless they are sitting still. also, its not a good idea to shoot a rifle in the air.
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  6. Elmer says:

    For a very long time my father hunted white tale here in California with a Winchester .22lr. Other hunters laughed at him because of this. Reasons my dad hunted with a .22lr was to preserve as much as the meat as possible. And to avoid suffering to the animal. Other hunters wanted the antlers and the skull untouched for their walls, my dad wanted the meat for our table. Also we still have some skulls and antlers from those days and you can barely notice the .22 entry wound.
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  7. thinkingblade says:

    Any of those can be humanely taken down with a .22LR.

    Obviously for any of them a safe backstop is the most critical. Attempting to take a crow on the wing is a challenge, but the bullet is going to go a long way.

    Thinkingblade
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  8. shooter1 says:

    Everything listed can be humanely taken with a .22 LR if the shooter does their part (and legally in Ohio). The list of allowable game also includes wild boar, ground hog and coyote. These are also capable of being harvested with a .22LR if the shooter does their part adequately.

    http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Default.aspx?tabid=20829#fox

    (For those who need to see the list themselves).

    Shoot straight and stay safe.
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