Hunting of Coyote at night with centerfire rifle in all zones
  • Petitioned Michigan Dept of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Commission ,

This petition was delivered to:

Director, Rodney A. Stokes, Deb Whipple, Assistant
Michigan Dept of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Commission ,

Hunting of Coyote at night with centerfire rifle in all zones

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The number of animals wounded from innadequate fire power with rimfires will be reduced.
If poaching deer is an issue after dark. It is the individual shooting the firearm that is the problem not the caliber of the firearm.
By allowing centerfire rifles after dark it simplifies the rule book. There is a lot of confusion as to what firearm can be used as well as what ammunition for that firearm can be used.
As far as shotgun ammunition goes if the state realizes that the ammuniton used is not the threat to deer after dark, it is also the individual. By regulating the ammunition that can be used does not stop an individual from poaching.
Ultimately if a person chooses to make an illegal act with a firearm. It should be the act of committing the illegal action that incriminates them. And for law biding citizens the caliber of firearm or type of ammunition does not tempt or lure them into committing a illegal act.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Will Howard QUINCY, MI
      • 12 months ago

      The only rifle I own is a centerfire .223 and would like this to be used to hunt coyote. Poachers and others criminals won't follow the laws anyway - so having the centerfire banned after dark to prevent poaching is irrelevant.

    • bradley robinson FREDERIC, MI
      • about 1 year ago

      No reason not to have this

    • Bion Schouten NEWBERRY, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Florida has already implemented night hunting with all firearms. There have been no problems because of it.

    • Tobin Horn TEKONSHA, MI
      • almost 2 years ago

      Rimfire not enough power for humane kill

    • Scott Sage BRIGHTON, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm a Coyote Hunter and it helps me be ethical in my quest to eradicate these nusance animals.


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