Buckshot for coyotes

Discussion in 'Fish & Wildlife Questions' started by Performance Tuned, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Performance Tuned

    Performance Tuned Fawn

    Jan 3, 2010
    Is it legal to use #4 buckshot for coyotes in KY if there are no other seasons open that restrict it?
  2. capnball45

    capnball45 6 pointer

    Jun 13, 2009
    Lexington KY
    yes, #4 shot is legal, probably have to keep shots within 30-35yds, waterfowl and turkey loads would be recommended, coyotes have a great desire to live.
  3. CSS archer

    CSS archer BBBC Members

    Dec 13, 2001
    Central KY
    It is not legal to use 4 buck, #4 shot is legal but not 4 buck. That's the way the reg is, you cannot possess or use buckshot for hunting furbearers in KY. Buckshot is defined as any lead shot .20 or larger as defined by SAAMI - Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute http://www.saami.org/glossary/display.cfm?letter=B

    This is the definition I was given by the Law Enforcement Division.
  4. capnball45

    capnball45 6 pointer

    Jun 13, 2009
    Lexington KY
    No "buckshot" is legal to hunt with in Kentucky during large game or small game seasons.
  5. INguy

    INguy 6 pointer

    Jan 28, 2010
    everything i have read and have been told says buckshot is ILLEGAL to use for hunting purposes including coyotes. I'm not exactly sure why though. Some people still use it disregarding the law.
  6. redlickranch

    redlickranch 8 pointer

    Dec 11, 2007
    Bullitt County
    Hunting Guide is on www.kentucky.gov There is a section that talks about Coyote Hunting and does mention NO BUCK SHOT, but you can use semi auto rifles like an AR15 and there is no Mag Restriction.
  7. coyote caller

    coyote caller 6 pointer

    Jan 24, 2010
    london ky
    wish we could use 4 buck but buck is illegal for any hunting in any size

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