Hunt with a bolt action pistol in .300blk, or .308? (Read 235 times)

Eo12

Hunt with a bolt action pistol in .300blk, or .308?
« on: September 09, 2022, 10:57:39 AM »
Would it be legal to hunt with a bolt action pistol in those calibers?

Flapp_Jackson

Re: Hunt with a bolt action pistol in .300blk, or .308?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2022, 11:15:42 AM »
Hunt?  Hunt what?  Where?

I'm going to assume you haven't taken the Hunter's Education course nor been issued a hunting license.  Those types of questions are part of the process, plus you're provided the sources to read for similar information.

For game mammals:
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Legal Hunting Animals and Weapons:

When hunting with dogs where permitted, hunters may use any muzzeloading rifle with a minimum of
0.45 caliber bore diameter; any rifle using at least a 0.22 caliber magnum load or center fire cartridge;
shotguns loaded with slugs or 00 or larger buckshot or spears or knives. When hunting without dogs,
hunters may use any rifle with a muzzle energy rating of 1,200 foot pounds or more; shotguns loaded
with 00 or larger buckshot and muzzleloader rifles with a minimum of 0.45 caliber bore diameter.

Breech loaders may not be used during muzzleloader only designated hunts.

When hunting with a bow, the following drawing tension requirements are applicable: Long bows must
have a minimum of 40 pounds at a 28-inch draw; Recurved bows must have a minimum of 35 pounds;
Compound bows must have a minimum of 30 pounds
https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting/mammal/

And for bird hunting:
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Legal Hunting Animals and Weapons: Only shotguns, and bow and arrow may be used to hunt game
birds. The use of BB or larger sized shot is prohibited except during the Spring Turkey Hunt. Firearms
and ammunition brought into the State must be registered with the Chief of Police of the county of one’s
residence, business or sojourn within 48 hours after their arrival. Contact the district police station on
the appropriate island or an office of the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement for further
information. Minors (15 years of age and younger) who hunt using a firearm are must be accompanied by
a licensed non-hunting adult.
https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting/bird/

Make sure to check the local (county/island) rules as well. Here's the best place to start:

https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting/

Also for handguns:
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When using a handgun:

Centerfire single shot pistols and revolver handguns must have a minimum barrel length of 4 1/2 inches.
Semi-automatic pistols must have a minimum barrel length of 5 inches.
Single or double barreled muzzleloaders:
  - Must be of 44 caliber or larger.
  - Minimum load of 60 grains of black powder or equivalent.
  - Uses a projectile with a minimum grain weight of 200 (round ball or slug of 51 caliber or larger)
Straight wall cartridge ammunition:
  - .357 caliber or larger.
  - Minimum case length of 1 1/4 inches.
  - The 45 win mag and 10 mm auto mag cartridges are allowed.
 Neck rifled type cartridge ammunition shall be 223 caliber or larger.
All handgun bullets:
  - Expanding type for 43 caliber or smaller.
  - Flat-nosed or round-nosed exposed lead type for  43 caliber non-expanding types.
https://survivallife.com/hawaii-hunting-laws/

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« Last Edit: September 09, 2022, 11:24:34 AM by Flapp_Jackson »
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Eo12

Re: Hunt with a bolt action pistol in .300blk, or .308?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2022, 05:37:45 PM »
Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks