Hello, everyone. I started shooting slingshots late last summer, and my hope was to be able to hunt with them. Unfortunately, I've since learned that Virginia (my state) does not allow that. I'm planning to work to change that, but in order to make my case I'm hoping to identify which states DO allow slingshots to be used for some type of hunting, whether nuisance species, small game, or whatever.
I've searched the web, and I've found partial information on this, including a thread or two on this forum. It seems like these threads always get derailed, so I was hoping to renew the effort and try to do it in an organized way. If the moderators would see fit to sticky this thread, that would prove to be very useful I'm sure. I would also ask the moderators to please see fit to leave this thread in the General forum so that it can get as much traffic as possible until the results are in.
I'm hoping with the diverse membership here that we could compile a complete list. All it will take is for one person from each state to be willing to contact his state's DNR or locate the information on the web. Just one person from each state and we can get this done in short order.
To keep it organized and succinct for those who are searching for this information in the future, please adhere to the following rules:
1. Look through the thread and see if an answer has already been given for your state. No need to duplicate the information.
2. List your state.
3. If not legal for any type of animal, simply state NOT LEGAL at the top of your post.
4. If legal in any way, please state what IS and what IS NOT legal. Also, if you can provide a link, please do so. If you know FOR A FACT because you spoke with your DNR but do not have a link, go ahead and post the info and state VERIFIED BY DNR.
5. PLEASE DO NOT POST COMMENTS THAT DON'T DIRECTLY ANSWER THE ABOVE QUESTIONS. Let's keep this list short and as clear as possible.
Thanks in advance for everyone's help.
*** I would like this list to be for USA only, please. ***
Edited by learnin', 25 January 2015 - 11:13 PM.