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Illinois deer hunters

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by gf1723, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. gf1723

    gf1723 Well-Known Member

    Do any of you know if it's legal to hunt whitetail with a .45 ACP using a 1911? I've done a number of google searches but can't come up with a definite answer. I would like to bring mine along this weekend when shotgun hunting. I currently only have 230gr FMJs, I assume I would need hollow points if it were legal? As far as I can tell, if I get the right rounds I am OK. It has longer than a 4 inch barrel and is a centerfire cartridge bigger than .30. Can anyone help confirm this?
  2. Freedom_fighter_in_IL

    Freedom_fighter_in_IL Well-Known Member

    No. Semi Auto handguns are not permitted

  3. gf1723

    gf1723 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the quick reply! I appreciate it, but am a little disappointed at the same time. :(

    I guess i should have seen it coming, it is Illinois after all. Looks like I'm sticking with the trusty ole 870. Maybe a nice .44 revolver will be in my future. I can see handgun hunting being a bigger challenge!
  4. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    Might be time to add a single shot or revolver to your firearms. Its a good reason to buy. A nice 44 mag.
  5. gf1723

    gf1723 Well-Known Member

    Yep it is now next on the list. I did have a .357 but traded for the 1911.

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