To carry this a bit further... check the legal size of bullet to use on "fur bearers" and size of shot when using a shotgun. I "think" the 22 rimfire is the largest bullet for fur bearers and # 2 shot the largest for shotgun shells.
that's not a law that's a regulation and it only applies on WMA's during small game hunts. You can only hunt small game with small game weapons and only during daylight hours, therefore during small game seasons on a WMA you can hunt hogs during the same time, but not when it's illegal to hunt small game. They could just ban hog hunting all the way aroud during small game season since it isn't legally small game to begin with, but instead they choose to allow more people on the wma to hunt.
A lot depends on the DNR agent you happen to meet as well, and his take on the regs. Using an amplified call for coyote could get you cited for hunting other predators.....I just won't use the electronic for that reason....
Yes and I would think a GW would much rather you use the electronics to track and get your dog to come back than have to deal with the neighbor that is fussing about you hunting for your dog on their property.
Sometimes...virtually the only animal in season you can use an electronic call for is coyote. Just don't use an electronic call during Fox/Bobcat season and try to explain you are only hunting coyote. You may but, you can see the DNR's situation.
Q: What weapons may be used to hunt
feral hog on a WMA?
a: Feral hogs are not a game species and are
considered incidental take during any hunt on a
WMA (except during Special Hog Hunts). This
means that you must use the legal weapons
for the specific game species for which the
WMA is open. So, if a WMA is open for small
game then you may only use legal weapons for
small game if you intend to hunt for feral hogs.
Muzzleloaders and archery equipment are
legal during small game and turkey seasons.
However, during Special Hog Hunts only, you
may use any legal firearm. Electronic calls may be used for feral hog.
Night hunting and baiting are prohibited on