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Any chance we could get enough people at a RAC meeting to legalize the taking of coots with a rimfire cartridge. I eat coot fried into nuggets but steel shot is getting to expensive for a pair of peppered nuggets. I would gladly harvest a coot with a snake shot 22. or a 22. round. Its worth the .20 cents to kill a coot with a .22 or perhaps even an air rifle.
 

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no way,,a .22 travels way too far,, could hit someone....a .22 could skip off the water or ice and go for a long ways......easier to buy some 6 shot cheap steel to shoot them with anyways...and you could end up wounding a lot of birds with an air rifle even though your probably trying to head shoot them on the ground,,a bird could get hit in the chest and fly a little ways...
 

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No way, You would need to get the Feds to change their regulations first, Coots are classified as waterfowl, state regs follow the federal regs. Plus where would you get non-toxic rat shot at? :wink:
 

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Mojo1 said:
No way, You would need to get the Feds to change their regulations first, Coots are classified as waterfowl, state regs follow the federal regs. Plus where would you get non-toxic rat shot at? :wink:
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no way,,a .22 travels way too far,, could hit someone....a .22 could skip off the water or ice and go for a long ways......easier to buy some 6 shot cheap steel to shoot them with anyways...and you could end up wounding a lot of birds with an air rifle even though your probably trying to head shoot them on the ground,,a bird could get hit in the chest and fly a little ways...
So youre saying theres a chance... 8)
 

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No wiggle room Dude! The law is the law.......black and white. Also, the ballistics/range of a .22 are too much compared to a shotgun. Know your target and beyond, so they say. All of this for coots? PTCPD,YHE! :D
 

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You could probably use arrows over and over. Archery is legal for waterfowl, right? Usually you can get so close to coots in Farmington Bay I'm sure you could get a few with a bow (although it might break the bank if you don't already have one).
 

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duckhunter1096 said:
Did he really ask that question?
The post was all about finding a way to kill coots cheaper than steel shot- it doesn't get much cheaper than reusable ammo :)
 
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