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Texas Big Game Hunting w/Air Guns Now Legal!

Now that hunting big game with pre-charged pneumatic airguns and arrow-guns is legal in Texas, we hope all the airgun hunters out there make a good first impression on the powers that be this hunting season by following the regulations. This is such an amazing advancement for our sport, Lets have a safe and enjoyable season! Here are the regulations we need to adhere to: LINK TO WEBSITE

Air Guns and Arrow Guns

Definitions:

  • Arrow gun: a device that fires an arrow or bolt solely by the use of unignited compressed gas as the propellant.

  • Air gun: a device that fires a bullet solely by the use of unignited compressed gas as the propellant.

  • Pre-charged pneumatic: an air gun or arrow gun for which the propellant is supplied or introduced by means of a source that is physically separate from the air gun or arrow gun.

Alligator, game animals, furbearers, squirrels, and non-migratory game birds (except Eastern Turkey) may be hunted with air guns and arrow guns provided:

  • Alligators, big horn sheep, javelina, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and turkey may be taken only with pre-charged pneumatic arrow guns, or pre-charged pneumatic air guns.

  • Pre-charged pneumatic air guns must fire a projectile of at least 30 caliber in diameter and at least 150 grains in weight with a minimum muzzle velocity of 800 feet per second or any combination of bullet weight and muzzle velocity that produces muzzle energy of at least 215 foot pounds of energy.

  • Squirrels, pheasant, quail, and chachalaca may be hunted with air guns that fire a projectile of at least .177 caliber (4.5mm) in diameter producing a muzzle velocity of at least 600 feet per second.

  • Arrows or bolts used with an arrow gun must conform to the same standards for projectiles for archery.

  • Arrow guns may not be used to hunt deer or turkey during archery season.


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