Reply To: States with favorable air gun laws?
Good luck with whomever is in charge in TN.
Just last year they rewrote to laws to specifically tighten up rules regarding airguns. Some people were ( self ) interpreting the TN law to say a big-bore airgun was legal for Deer IF it was a muzzle loader and it seems the Go0vt. wanted to make it very clear airguns may NOT be used. 12 month’s after they went to the effort to re-write the law making airguns illegal may not be the best/easiest time to seek change. They are WELL aware of what a modern big-bore is capable of which is likely why they restricted airguns for hunting ” small game” to .25 & under.
Now about those darn Turkeys ( the animal we hunt ) that run in packs numbering over 100 and DISTROY everything in their path, a limit of 1 ( one ) really, and shotgun only???????? So first you have to fire a shot to scare bthem up/off/away a bit, then when you think the spread pattern will be dispersed enough – and the turkeys are dispersed enough) that you wont hit 5 by accident you can fire. An airgun and a head shot certainly makes since for turkey, but it wont be allowed.