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Bill could allow for ammo-limited rifle hunting in southern Michigan


WTVB is reporting that the Michigan House approved a bill to allow the use of rifles for deer hunting in some areas of Michigan currently limited to shotguns, muzzleloaders and pistols. The restricted use would allow straight-walled pistol cartridges in rifles.

"The pistol cartridges don’t travel as far as conventional rifle rounds and pose less of a safety risk. The use of rifles in the southern part of Michigan is currently restricted because of the safety risk posed in more heavily populated areas of the state. Lori, a former St. Joseph County Sheriff from Constantine, says this change will bring Michigan in line with Indiana, which has already approved use of this type of ammunition for rifle hunting."

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