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Offline Fl0und3rz

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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2019, 09:21:38 AM »
Oh!  So these aren't domestic ferel rabbits?


Domestic feral?

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Yes, air rifles should be permitted for certain classified and unclassified small game.  When researching it, I believe you still need at least a small game license, but I have not looked in several years.

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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2019, 09:42:56 AM »
Should be but aren't.  :tup:
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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2019, 09:58:17 AM »
I may have known a guy at WSU that took out many domestic feral rabbits in the apartment complex with a sling shot.  Have to hit them in the head, they would do a back flip and it was over

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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2019, 10:34:59 AM »
If they are domestics, I don't see why it's an issue.  It's like shooting an eastern grey squirrel - is there a law against using air rifles on invasive species?

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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2019, 10:50:16 AM »
Kind of difficult to holster but these would be legal.


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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2019, 11:01:59 AM »
If they are domestics, I don't see why it's an issue.  It's like shooting an eastern grey squirrel - is there a law against using air rifles on invasive species?

I would check with your local gamie. He's the one who'd be writing the citations. I don't believe it's legal to use a pellet gun on a squirrel, either, but I could be wrong.
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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2019, 11:52:05 AM »
https://www.pyramydair.com/airgun-map/?hunting=Small_Game#approved_Gray_Squirrel

Not sure if it’s right or not but it does say you can use air rifles in Washington state.
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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2019, 11:58:53 AM »
I find that link to be highly untrustworthy.

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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2019, 12:16:27 PM »
Yeah, it's incorrect. Maybe it shouldn't be, but it is.
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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2019, 12:26:18 PM »
Regs say "game animals" and lists firearm, muzzleloader and archery as only legal method.  I don't have them in front of me, but that is the only reference I found that apply to rabbits.

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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2019, 01:08:27 PM »
Stein you are absolutely correct.

Copied from the game book itself:
Hunt game birds or game animals with anything other than a firearm, a bow and arrow, a crossbow, or by falconry Bullfrogs may only be taken by angling, hand dip netting, gigging, and bow and arrow.

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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2019, 01:10:07 PM »
 "It is unlawful to hunt game birds or game animals with anything other than a firearm, a bow and arrow, a crossbow, or by falconry. "


Comes down to whether the LEO/warden would choose to give you a hard time or not.   An air gun is not classified as a firearm because it uses air and not an explosive to propel the projectile. 



Cottontail/Snowshoe season is open Sep 1 to March 31 and requires small game license.  Pygmy, jackrabbit, etc. are closed statewide.   If you live west side, most local wild rabbits would be considered a cottontail breed. East side, I would be more careful identifying before shooting. 



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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2019, 05:15:14 PM »
Feral domestic rabbits are unclassified. Shoot them all. Twice. WDFW has no jurisdiction over them because they're domestic, and the WSDA has no jurisdiction over them because Washington state doesn't consider them livestock. Shoot them all.
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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2019, 09:27:19 PM »
Print off the unclassified list and go have some pellet gun fun. Email from the WDFW says unclassified can be taken with a air rifle.
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Re: Rabbits, pellet pistol style
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2019, 10:16:34 AM »
Excellent.
If nobody gets me one for Christmas, I'm going to get an air rifle like all of my friends and take it to the squirrels and rabbits!

 


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