AirForce CEO John McCaslin Represents Airgun Hunters at Parks And Wildlife Hearing on August 23.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department passed new rules at their August 23rd meeting that will become effective in late September for the 2018 hunting season. Big bore, pre-charged pneumatic air guns will be a legal means of harvesting big game, turkey, alligator, and furbearers with the following stipulations:
For Big Game, Turkey, and Alligator – .30 caliber minimum shooting either a minimum of 150 grain bullet at 800 fps at the muzzle or any combination of projectile weight and speed that produces at least 215 foot/pounds of energy at the muzzle.
For Furbearers – A Minimum of .30 caliber is required.
A complete explanation of TPWD’s new regulations can be found at: https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/hunting/air-gun-arrow-gun-regulations.
“We are very excited by the TPWD’s rule changes regarding the use of big bore air rifles and look forward to being able to pursue game with the rifles we manufacture here in our home state of Texas. Following our success demonstrating the capability of big bore air rifles with the Arkansas Fish & Game Commission, we started working closely with representatives from TPWD. During the evaluation process TPWD officials successfully harvested multiple White Tail deer using the AirForce Texan in .30 caliber. These new regulations will not only expand the opportunities for existing sportsman, but also create opportunities for new hunters to get into the field.” -Cameron Brinkerhoff, Director of Marketing for AirForce Airguns
Texas now officially joins the growing list of states to allow AirForce’s Texan rifles to be used during hunting season. Tennessee, Michigan, Arizona, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Virginia all currently allow Texan rifles to be used for big game hunting. The Texan has also been