Wild animals and wild birds may be hunted only by the use of firearms (not larger than 10-gauge), hand-held bow and arrow, or by falconry. Deer and moose decoys are legal; laser sights (red dots or beam) for firearms and bows are legal. Electronic calling devices are currently legal for deer, bear, turkey, moose, and coyote hunting. Electronic calling devices are illegal for migratory game birds.
Crossbows, drawlocks and set bows are illegal unless otherwise permitted for disabled hunters and those 70 or older. Crossbows are legal during the bear season, firearm season on deer, and during the moose season for hunters 70 years of age or older or disabled persons who have a special handicap permit.
Shotgun to be plugged
It is unlawful to hunt any migratory game bird with a shotgun originally capable of holding more than 3 shells unless the magazine has been cut off, altered, or plugged with a one-piece filler (incapable of removal without disassembling the gun), so as to reduce the capacity of the gun to not more than 3 shells in the magazine and chamber combined.
It is illegal to shoot an animal restrained in another person’s trap without their permission.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.