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#1 beaverhunter

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:47 PM

Now with rifle season over for yotes and shotgun only, is there any mag limit on a pump gun for yotes? I don't see anything in the regs with regard to other harvistable wildlife so I am assuming the plug can be removed.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:18 PM

It's always Max capacity 3 in your pump or semi , same regs apply to off season yotes.
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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:41 PM

It's only max 3 in the mag if you're waterfowl hunting , if you're hunting coyotes or anything else but ducks and geese you can have as many in  a pump shotgun as it will hold (but not a semi , that's limited to 5 max ).I hunt rabbits and other small game with my mossberg 590 ,and it will hold 9 rounds (i don't usually put that many in though )


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:15 PM

It's always Max capacity 3 in your pump or semi , same regs apply to off season yotes.

 

I know this is wrong.

 

 

It's only max 3 in the mag if you're waterfowl hunting , if you're hunting coyotes or anything else but ducks and geese you can have as many in  a pump shotgun as it will hold (but not a semi , that's limited to 5 max ).I hunt rabbits and other small game with my mossberg 590 ,and it will hold 9 rounds (i don't usually put that many in though )

 

5 max for upland game too I thought? I think for yotes there would be no limit like you say.  Just wanting to confirm.


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I remember watching bambi for the first time when I was little and my favourite part
was when they killed bambi's mother because I knew somwhere the hunters
family was eating good that night never understood why they made him out to be the
bad guy.

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but We are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works.

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:53 AM

This a popular topic at gun courses and a lot of mis-conception, about mag capacities for hunting, at least here in NS,

 

in NS, only need your shotgun plug in for hunting migratory birds - which equals maximum of 3 shots (mag & chamber combined).

 

rabbits, coyotes, big game, etc have at er - EXCEPT FOR SEMI'S.

 

semi auto centerfire rifles & shotguns have a mag limit of 5 in Canada - so, no more than 5 for mag capacity if using centerfire semi-auto rifles & shotguns.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:33 AM

This a popular topic at gun courses and a lot of mis-conception, about mag capacities for hunting, at least here in NS,

 

in NS, only need your shotgun plug in for hunting migratory birds - which equals maximum of 3 shots (mag & chamber combined).

 

rabbits, coyotes, big game, etc have at er - EXCEPT FOR SEMI'S.

 

semi auto centerfire rifles & shotguns have a mag limit of 5 in Canada - so, no more than 5 for mag capacity if using centerfire semi-auto rifles & shotguns.

 

Thanks, pump gun I am good to go with a full mag.


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I remember watching bambi for the first time when I was little and my favourite part
was when they killed bambi's mother because I knew somwhere the hunters
family was eating good that night never understood why they made him out to be the
bad guy.

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but We are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works.

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 07:23 AM

I've been asked by wardens while up land hunting , Is the Plug in your gun ? The way some Wardens look at it , That chance is always there to come across waterfowl while upland hunting in ponds or streams , was told by couple We Prefer For Everyone reguardless the regs, to have the plug in at all times . To each thier own , I just never take the chances , only takes one Warden to be having a bad day and charge you despite what's written . Then you in court fighting what you believe to be right .
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 07:34 AM

I almost got charged by a warden a few years ago when I had a remington 7615 223 pump out for coyotes

It had it's factory 10 round mag in it and there was no way I could convince that guy it was legal since he kept saying it was a center fire and must have 5 round mag only. I kept saying but it is not a semi

It got to the point we went to the truck where I had a 5 round one in the case and switched it

Then he was happy. No 5 round I am convinced I would have got at least some form of warning if not fined

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#9 Tyson10gauge

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 10:07 AM

Hey 3macs1 , armed with the right choke set up , #4 buck , know your distances and you'll never need to worry about how many rounds you have loaded, it only takes one well placed shot and Mr Yote is Done . Don't think I can remember cycling the third shot yet on a Yote . 46 yotes this year 14 taken by shotgun rest by trapping , every one taken by shotgun has been under 35 yards . Anything past that I'll pass for better shot , really only wasting ammo or injuring a animal that you won't find IMHO if you have to worry about mag size and how many to carry loaded up , maybe one should worry first about thier aim , Distance from Target and Gear set up B4 anything else , Just My 2Cents.

I almost got charged by a warden a few years ago when I had a remington 7615 223 pump out for coyotes
It had it's factory 10 round mag in it and there was no way I could convince that guy it was legal since he kept saying it was a center fire and must have 5 round mag only. I kept saying but it is not a semi
It got to the point we went to the truck where I had a 5 round one in the case and switched it
Then he was happy. No 5 round I am convinced I would have got at least some form of warning if not fined
Cheers


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 11:49 AM

It's always Max capacity 3 in your pump or semi , same regs apply to off season yotes.

Incorrect. The correct answer has been discussed, this only applies for hunting migratory birds.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 11:51 AM

I've been asked by wardens while up land hunting , Is the Plug in your gun ? The way some Wardens look at it , That chance is always there to come across waterfowl while upland hunting in ponds or streams , was told by couple We Prefer For Everyone reguardless the regs, to have the plug in at all times . To each thier own , I just never take the chances , only takes one Warden to be having a bad day and charge you despite what's written . Then you in court fighting what you believe to be right .

If this is the case than you better never get caught with "toxic" ammo in your shotgun . . . you never know when you might come across waterfowl.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 02:45 PM

Hey 3macs1 , armed with the right choke set up , #4 buck , know your distances and you'll never need to worry about how many rounds you have loaded, it only takes one well placed shot and Mr Yote is Done . Don't think I can remember cycling the third shot yet on a Yote . 46 yotes this year 14 taken by shotgun rest by trapping , every one taken by shotgun has been under 35 yards . Anything past that I'll pass for better shot , really only wasting ammo or injuring a animal that you won't find IMHO if you have to worry about mag size and how many to carry loaded up , maybe one should worry first about thier aim , Distance from Target and Gear set up B4 anything else , Just My 2Cents.
 

I have loaded 4 buck here for the 10ga it makes a mess normally but I have not got an opportunity to shoot many coyotes either with it

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 03:03 PM

Had a pump shotgun seized from me by the RCMP years ago in Sherbrooke for not having it plugged I was using it at the time for hunting deer.I had a friendly argument with the officer my point being if I was using slugs why was it not legal.He came back to our camper that evening with a book about 2 inches thick on firearm regulations and showed me the reg.that require a plug regardless of what species you are hunting told me to drop into the detachment on the way home pick up my gun and make sure when aI got home to install a plug.Sawed off broom handle still in it.
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:18 PM

I have taken a plug out of a shotgun once and it almost cost me

It was a snow goose hunt in sask. I came home and forget to put it back

Lucky I noticed it before we went out goose hunting again since we were on the way to PEI and I don't remember a trip there where I wasn't checked at least once in the week

Now it stays in all the time. If I cannot get them with three shots four isn't going to make a difference in NS

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:40 PM

I have taken a plug out of a shotgun once and it almost cost me

It was a snow goose hunt in sask. I came home and forget to put it back

Lucky I noticed it before we went out goose hunting again since we were on the way to PEI and I don't remember a trip there where I wasn't checked at least once in the week

Now it stays in all the time. If I cannot get them with three shots four isn't going to make a difference in NS

Cheers

 

again, waterfowl.


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I remember watching bambi for the first time when I was little and my favourite part
was when they killed bambi's mother because I knew somwhere the hunters
family was eating good that night never understood why they made him out to be the
bad guy.

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Gotta Love The Nova Scotia Federation of Anti Hunters


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:22 PM

again, waterfowl.

Well yes and no. I hunted deer on manitoulin island with that gun and I am dam near positive it had to be plugged to three in Ontario

I will have to check that and yes it is not nova scotia BUT when the gun gets around best to have it right for all places all the time

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 update

I thought so

 

Do I need to plug my 12 gauge shotgun so it only holds 2 shells in the magazine when I'm hunting?
 

Yes. By law, you can only have up to 3 shells in a shotgun – one in the chamber and two in the magazine – for any species you hunt in Ontario.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:48 PM

If I remember correctly and yes it was about 45 yrs ago the regulation book the officer had was Federal Reg’s which would cover all of Canada.
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:57 PM

If I remember correctly and yes it was about 45 yrs ago the regulation book the officer had was Federal Reg’s which would cover all of Canada.


Growing up was always told keep the plug in and as I got older Hunting in Newfoundland , Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta even Hunting upland game , going thru the checks with C.O.s from those provinces would all ask is your gun plugged ? , I've enen had to take a few apart to show the plug was in the magtube , So why bother to remove it to begin with . At least ya know your legal anywhere you go .
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:49 PM

On page 92 of the 2017 Hunting and Furharvesting Summary of Regulations, it says:

"...No person shall possess at any time in wildlife habitat...a magazine for a semi-automatic centre fire firearm which is capable of containing more than 5 rounds of ammunition."

 

My issue is this: I can't find it in either the Wildlife Act or the Regulations.

 

Can anyone please help me find the reference?


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:51 PM

Growing up was always told keep the plug in and as I got older Hunting in Newfoundland , Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta even Hunting upland game , going thru the checks with C.O.s from those provinces would all ask is your gun plugged ? , I've enen had to take a few apart to show the plug was in the magtube , So why bother to remove it to begin with . At least ya know your legal anywhere you go .

 

Because I might not want to use my duck gun, is that reason enough? I have another shotgun which doesn't have a plug and it was a simple question do I need a plug for coyotes?  I am not taking anything out I would be putting a plug in and from all intensive purposes I can find nowhere in the regs that tells me I need one therefore I am under the assumption one is not required and I am good to go. 

 

 

 

On page 92 of the 2017 Hunting and Furharvesting Summary of Regulations, it says:

"...No person shall possess at any time in wildlife habitat...a magazine for a semi-automatic centre fire firearm which is capable of containing more than 5 rounds of ammunition."

 

My issue is this: I can't find it in either the Wildlife Act or the Regulations.

 

A pump gun is not a semi-automatic.


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I remember watching bambi for the first time when I was little and my favourite part
was when they killed bambi's mother because I knew somwhere the hunters
family was eating good that night never understood why they made him out to be the
bad guy.

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but We are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works.

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