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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-25-2009, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Taking the shotgun on my snowmobile

Theres been a lot of cyotes in the area lately so i have decided to start taking my 870 tac out with me when i go out riding. I have looked around many sites for a gun case for a sled, or even some hook-ups to attach a gun case but can't seem to find one. Also im not shure where to attach it, if i have to rig something up. Im guessing along the foot rail ? Just wondering if anyone has any helpfull info thanks. O and i live in canada so as much as i would like to stick a 45 in my belt were not allowed, thats why i say shotgun.
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Yeah I found out the hard way that Canada does NOT allow hand guns!
Get a gun scapered off of an ATV! and mount it along the tunnel! But a shot gun even with buck shot or slugs wouldn't be my first choice! I'd say an SKS or an AK would be better! Heck even a .22Mag!
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Check the local regs on the shotgun as well. Some areas do not allow ANY firearms on snowmobiles.

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I have been working on this for years It seems to me a good comfortable sling around your chest with a folding stock or a hand grip works the best .if its in a case you cant get it in time+it takes a beating on the sled I prefer a 18 or 20 in. barrel loaded 00buck, 00 buck ,slug more if its legal. this is fast +deadly as you can shoot on the move. if you see them way out there all the time, use a flat shooting cal. in a lite+short rifle with a good scope. rem. model 7 in 7-08 works good for me out to 600 yds. put a peice of tape over the muzzle so snow wont get in you can shoot through it if you have no time to remove it. in Can.I would think you can get out where people dont go? Be sure to remove gun oil fron all working parts fireing pin, bolt,hammer+trigger ect. gun WILL get wet+very cold on a sled, I have had many that would not fire when the time came. use wd40 or graphite, if you do carry a handgun autos work much better in the cold+do NOT put it in your belt use a holster on the belt. or they might start calling you one NUT. coyotes are TUFF!!! yesterday I hit one twice between the skis at 75mph he rolled many times then ran over a fence+got away, no gun with me. bring enought gun+if anything can go wrong it will, they dont call them WILEY COYOTE for nothing! I hope this helps good hunting.
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Wow.

ummmmm.

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Being as the coyote in Illinois is a furbearer as defined by Ill state law, it can only be "taken" by hunting and trapping. Killing with a snowmobile is neither hunting or trapping. It also puts all snowmobilers in a very poor light. You may want to consult your state's regulations regarding wildlife harrassment before you broadcast to the internet that you engage in such behavior.

Other Provision (from the Summary of Illinois Snowmobile Law)

http://www.dnr.state.il.us/lands/lan...obile/law.html

A. No Person, except persons permitted by law, shall operate or ride any snowmobile with any firearm in his possession unless it is unloaded and enclosed in a carrying case, or any bow unless it is unstrung in a carrying case.


C. No person shall use a snowmobile to take, pursue or intentionally harass or disturb wildlife, except such restrictions shall not apply to a person acting to protect livestock from predatory animals.

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Yotes and wolves are getting scapegoated for the poor deer season this year in Wisconsin. My neighbors hunt yotes with dogs and trucks and radios (including directional gear to find their dogs) and shotguns. They haven't taken to using snowmobiles yet.

Care must be given to maintaining a good image with the public when partaking in pastimes that are unpopular with the general public. Hunting and snowmobiling are both wildly unpopular with vast sectors of our society. Combining the two cannot be positive for the image of either.

No, I would not be sad if a yote decided to commit suicide by jumping in front of my Wildcat. And its possible I've discretely carried a cased and unloaded 45 Colt on my sled. But for the sake of both sports, I personally would not hunt with my sled, as much as I would think it would be a blast!
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I got myself an SKS with 1200 rounds for spring time for the quad if i don't get a sled this winter.
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