Firearms

Semiautomatic shotguns considered for deer, bear, elk in Pennsylvania

The Game Commission historically has permitted the use of semiautomatic shotguns for deer and bear seasons within its special regulations areas near Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The preliminarily approved proposal would extend this authorization to the remainder of the Commonwealth, as well as permit semiautomatic shotguns using single-projectile ammunition for elk hunting.

6-year-old girl bags buck under Wisconsin’s new hunting age law

Starting with this year’s hunt, there is no minimum hunter age in Wisconsin.MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin kindergartener is among the first youngsters to bag a buck under a new law that eliminates the state’s minimum hunting age. Lexie Harris, 6, is no stranger to the woods. Her dad, Tyler Harris, has taken her along on his hunts since she was 3. But it wasn’t…

Two hunters dead, three others accidentally shoot themselves on Wisconsin gun deer opener

In pursuit of white-tailed deer, three Wisconsin hunters reportedly shots themselves on the hugely popular opening day of the firearms hunting season.MONTELLO, Wis. — Two hunters have been found dead in Marquette County during opening day of the gun-deer season. Authorities say a 57-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound in his ground blind in the Town of Newton…