New Legal Hunting Equipment?

Discussion in 'General Hunting Topics' started by Fetmo, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Fetmo

    Fetmo Well-Known Member

    Hail all,

    Sling Shots New "Legal Hunting Equipment"???

    I am a avid Sling shot shooter and think being able to hunt with one in Arkansas would be a blast!! Sling Shots have come a long way in recent years with the ability to shoot standard arrows as well as the traditional ammo (lead, steel balls...). I have submitted my first email to the Game and Fish concerning this proposition. If anyone has any insight on this process all info will be appreciated!
    I have a sling shot video on my you tube site
    I think this could be a viable addition to our hunting experience in Arkansas.

    what do yall think? yes, no, maybe?

  2. Rebel

    Rebel Well-Known Member

    Why not? I dont see anything wrong with it. I made a trip to Colorado some years back on an elk hunt and carried a sling shot with me in case I had a chance at a grouse or one of them little squirrels they got out there. I saw plenty of squirrels but never connected.

  3. thomasw_lrd

    thomasw_lrd Well-Known Member

    I almost carried my slingshot this weekend. I'd have to laugh at a wo if he tried to write me a ticket for using illegal hunting methods. I think slingshot's fall under traditional or primitive weapons seasons.
  4. ol bucky

    ol bucky Super Member<br>2010-11 Bow Hunting Contest Winner

    So should a spear but it doesn't. I asked about it but was told Ar doesn't have a primitive weapons season we only have archery , muzzle loader and modern gun.
  5. thomasw_lrd

    thomasw_lrd Well-Known Member

    Fair enough. I guess I can see the spear thing, too much chance of losing a large game animal? I wonder if any WO would give a ticket for hunting with a slingshot?
  6. popgun

    popgun Well-Known Member

    I think it would be legal for archery if your slingshot has a 40# draw weight or more.
    Sort of like a home made bow.
  7. ol bucky

    ol bucky Super Member<br>2010-11 Bow Hunting Contest Winner

    Is it really anymore of a chance at losing the animal? I mean how many guys don't break out the bow until about a week before bow season?
  8. thomasw_lrd

    thomasw_lrd Well-Known Member

    Don't really know. Just wondering why I can't carry me a slingshot and pop some squirrels. (Not that I would actually hit anything, haven't used a slingshot in years).