“For people who hunt in Pennsylvania you may soon be able to use semiautomatic shotguns for deer hunting,” wkok.com reports. Why is this news? We’ve been hunting with semis (so to speak) in Texas since 1913. And not just deer . . .
The state Game Commissioners recently have preliminary approval to a law that would allow the use semiautomatic shotguns for hunting deer, bear and elk. The shotgun would have to shoot single-projectile ammunition, like rifled slugs.
Historically, the game commission has permitted the use of semiautomatic shotguns within special regulation areas near Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. This preliminary proposal would just extend this authorization for the rest of the state, as well as permit semiautomatic shotguns for elk hunting.
I don’t know if I would take my chances at an elk using one slug. I’m happy to see the Keystone state join the 21st century.