Q: Is it legal to shoot grouse or other birds with rimfire .22 birdshot, and, if not, what is the .22 rimfire birdshot used for?
-Bob LeClair, London
A: Yes, this ammunition may be used to hunt grouse and other small game species, with the exception of pheasants, wild turkey, and migratory birds.
–David Critchlow (Provincial Enforcement Specialist, MNRF)
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Originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of Ontario OUT of DOORS magazine. Ask a CO is a regular feature in the print edition.