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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Default Magazine Capacity For Rifle Hunting In Illinois?

I know for shotgun hunting we're restricted to (3) rounds, (1) in the chamber and (2) in the mag tube. But, what about rifle hunting? Can you use a fully loaded (30) or (10) round mag in your AR-15 for hunting coyotes & other varmints? Same question for hunting squirrel's & rabbit's with a 22/LR?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 06:30 PM
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I have a vague memory from an uncle that Ill is a shotgun only state, no rifles (except ML) ???

if correct... bizarre rule.
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Illinois is shotgun only for deer. You can still hunt coyotes, varmints, etc. with a rifle. To the best of my knowledge, there is no limit on mag capacity for hunting those species with a rifle. I still coyote hunt with a 20 round mag in my AR. my squirrel rifle is a tube fed .22, and it holds like 16 or so. If you are hunting coyotes with a shotgun, you can have as many rounds in it as you like. If you're hunting anything else with a shotgun, you gotta have it limited to 2+1. Not sure why, but that's just how it is. Illinois is a strange state with some strange hunting rules. Of course, what I just said here is subject to verification. Rules change a lot, so Make sure you read the hunting/trapping digest before you head out there!
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Illinois is a strange state with some strange hunting rules.
I'll speculate that's because of the outsized influence of Chicago-area politicians... they're none too friendly to gun owners, as I understand.
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If you are hunting coyotes with a shotgun, you can have as many rounds in it as you like.


Shotguns have a three shot capacity for everything including coyotes. Illinois law say's you can hunt them with a 7mm mag, 458 win mag. Check the hunting and trapping digest page 28 always . Don't take some ones word for it.
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If you are hunting coyotes with a shotgun, you can have as many rounds in it as you like.


Shotguns have a three shot capacity for everything including coyotes. Illinois law say's you can hunt them with a 7mm mag, 458 win mag. Check the hunting and trapping digest page 28 always . Don't take some ones word for it.

I stand corrected. In all fairness, I did say that everyone should check the digest for themselves.


On a side note - that does highlight the stupidity of Illinois hunting rules. We can use an AR with a 30 round mag, but we cant have more than 3 shells in a shotgun. The absurdity of it is mind boggling.
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If you are hunting coyotes with a shotgun, you can have as many rounds in it as you like.


Shotguns have a three shot capacity for everything including coyotes. Illinois law say's you can hunt them with a 7mm mag, 458 win mag. Check the hunting and trapping digest page 28 always . Don't take some ones word for it.

I stand corrected. In all fairness, I did say that everyone should check the digest for themselves.


On a side note - that does highlight the stupidity of Illinois hunting rules. We can use an AR with a 30 round mag, but we cant have more than 3 shells in a shotgun. The absurdity of it is mind boggling.

go back and reread the rules you can take the plug out to hunt snow geese


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There is no limit to the number of shells that may be placed in a shotgun. 2. Electronic calling devices may be used. 3. No federal duck stamp required. 4. State duck stamp and hunting license required

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I think these rules get changed weekly. Our DNR guys are a fickle bunch.
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You can even hunt squirrels with a 30/06 in Illinois, go figure. That question was asked of the CPO last hunters safety course.
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IIRC, you can completely load an AR15 magazine when varmint hunting? I always do anyhow.
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