THE RULES


THE RULES
UHunting hours in both states are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
Other rules include:
OHIO
UHunters may use a 10-, 12-, 16-, 20-, 28- or .410-gauge shotgun, a handgun with a 5-inch minimum length using straight-walled cartridges .357 caliber or larger, a muzzleloading rifle of at least .38 caliber or larger, a longbow or a crossbow. Rifled barrels are permitted when using shotgun slugs.
UIt is unlawful to take a deer with a shotgun capable of holding more than three deer slugs unless it is plugged.
PENNSYLVANIA
UHunters may use manually operated center-fire rifles, handguns and shotguns with all-lead bullet or ball, or a bullet designed to expand on impact; muzzleloading long gun of any type or caliber; and long, recurve or compound bows using arrows tipped with broadheads of cutting edge design. Use of buckshot is illegal, except in the special areas.
UAutomatic and semi-automatic rifles and handguns; air or gas-operated rifles and handguns; and crossbows (excluding hunters with disabilities who possess a crossbow permit) cannot be used to take a deer.

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