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Question by jhart2. Uploaded on January 24, 2010
yes you can but it is not legal to hunt deer with a 22.lr or ethical to do so .
It could kill a deer but in my opinion not nearly enough gun to ethically kill a deer. Also it is illegal to hunt deer in PA with a 22. and no it's not a stupid question better to ask than to try and have an injured animal suffer needlessly.
Not ethical but yes it can kill a deer. Too big of a risk just injuring the deer
Yes you can. No, you shouldn't.
There have probably been more deer killed with a .22 than any other cal.By people who know when and how to shoot and when not to.Unethical, improbabable chance of a clean kill and recovery.
Yes and pretty much anything else but it takes an unethical amount of time and suffering. No matter how good a shot someone is it is not enough gun for big game.
Poachers favorite weapon.I believe it's also illegal in every state.
.243 is absoluitely the smallest ETHICAL caliber for whitetails, .223 in SOME cases will kill them but is illegal in most if not all states.
Yes, you can. Not legal or ethical.
My grandpa did it when he was a little kid. All of his family left him at the truck while they went out hunting and he was the only one to shoot a buck that day. Took him 10 bullets from a handgun, not the way to do it but it was legal back in the day (65 years ago). He was a bit of a wild kid.
Sure, shoot him between the eyes :)
From my conversations with other hunters (particularly old timers) probably more deer have been killed by .22's than all others combined. There are people who live out in the boonies where you hunt. Most are felons on the run. All want food, and most are dirt-poor. While the folks who follow this magazine are law-abiding citizens and very upscale and make a large effort to stay within the law and purchase fine guns, this is not the way of the outlaw. They're not nearly as nice as the ones you see in the cowboy movies. They are exactly like the ones you saw in "Deliverance." I live in an old Airstream and travel to where the hunting is good, and where I can afford to exercise my Labradors and hunt with them. I must say at this point that the characters in "Deliverance" typify people who live in rural America. This is not a jab at Rednecks. I used to own a 140 avre farm, and enjoyed every minute of it. Rednecks are very upscale decent people. The salt of the Earth. Ethnically, I'm a Cajun.These animals who live outside the law will do anything. Shooting a deer with a .22 in the middle of Summer, and killing the fawn too is just a way of getting something to eat that day. Stay out of climates where living is too easy.
Not legally! It has been done before. In Sask you need min. 23 caliber so as far as I know that is a 243.
Yes ,but the only time I would try to kill a deer with a .22 is if i'm lost in the woods and starving.
Yes, as will a pine knot, a claw hammer, or the front bumper of a Buick, but that doesn't make any of them or the .22 LR a deer hunting tool. Nothing under .25 caliber need apply.
Some states it is legal but like many others have said it can kill a deer but its not ethical.
sure it will, but dont do it, its unethical
I think it's still legal here in NC but I don't know why. It's completely unfair and unethical to wound or even chance wounding an animal when anyone can easily obtain a suitable caliber for big game.
My shooting him between the eyes comment was a joke, funny how quick people are to give you a negative score. Guess sarcasm is hard to read in a text.
In my very young, really stupid days, I have seen 2 deer shot by .22s. Both resulted in nothing but a wounded deer running off.
Only starving in the wilderness with nothing but a .22 would ever cause me to try this. There are "technical" hunters who will set up a set of parameters that it "would work by". But if you can set up any parameters you want, why not just use a rock?
The simple answer is yes. The 22 rimfire round should never be taken for granted or mistaken for a harmless toy. A 40 gr.22 slug will kill man or deer or anything else it comes in contact with. Way to often we treat this round with nothing more than casual attentiveness and in my opinion this is a horrible mistake. A young man in my neck of the woods shot his friend in the back with a Stinger shot from a 6" revolver and the recipient of the bullet died instantly. My father during the end of the depression keep his family feed with a single shot 22 rimfire and his quarry was typically deer. Don't ever underestimate what this tiny little round will do and treat it respectfully.
If you shoot it in the head but it's illegal
it posible but I wouldn't, use somthing more powerfull dont let the deer sufer. also its Illegal
With a 22 cal. being illegal to use in most states, how is it that several people have said that more deer have been killed with a 22 cal. than all other cal.s combined??? That is one of the most stupid statements I have ever read.
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