Louisiana Bill Would Legalize Use of Projectile Guns for Hunting Birds and Deer

Louisiana House Bill 422 would add “pre-charged pneumatic devices,” defined as “any air gun that fires projectiles, including arrows or bolts, pneumatically with unignited compressed air or other gases that are mechanically pressurized without involving any chemical reactions,” to the list of acceptable devices that hunters may use to kill deer and birds. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.