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“Brian.in.MI”Happy for FL hunters, but strongly disagree with the .30 minimum.
“But it CAN be done, I’ve seen it on YouTube”  
Well, theres a lot of stuff on the internet that the masses should never attempt. Shooting deer with a pellet gun is one of them. .35 cal minimum would make a lot more sense.  
Before anyone one gets offended, realize that I’m advocating for game animals AND airguns by exercising caution, based on years of actual experience. I want what’s best in the long run for our sport! 
Someone will come on here and talk about perfectly placed heart shots. Great, but can the masses pull that off every time? Or is FL going to have a bunch of wounded animals running around. Game laws aren’t usually written using the bare minimum, why now? 
Just my airgun deer hunter’s opinion! Hope it all works out.

 


Alabama has been doing a .30 minimum for a few seasons now with no ill effect. In fact, .30s have become a favorite of wildlife officials there and their people and our people compared notes. 

The average mature Florida buck weighs 120lb and the average mature Florida doe weighs 70-80lbs. 

We already allow small bore centerfires for whitetails (.17, .204, .22). I’d trust a .30 airgun on a double lung shot way before I’d trust a .17 or .22 centerfire.