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pugbro01

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shotgun plugs
« on: December 20, 2015, 11:41:28 PM »
As a young man, there was a restriction on shotguns that required a "plug" to limit the number of shells to 3 in shotguns while hunting.
Is that law still in effect?  I only use my shotgun for home defense now.

LucasMcCain

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Re: shotgun plugs
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2015, 12:45:48 PM »
Not a lawyer.

I don't know about the restriction for hunting, but you don't have to leave the plug in while using the gun for home defense. To my knowledge, there are no restrictions on the number of rounds your home defense shotgun can hold in the state of Texas.

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Re: shotgun plugs
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2015, 01:46:09 PM »
Pugbro01,

While the same hunting restriction may still be in place for Texas waterfowl hunting, there is no requirement for a plug on a shotgun used for self-defense.

Hizzoner

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Re: shotgun plugs
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2015, 02:05:58 PM »
Plugs are only required when hunting federally regulated migratory birds (ducks, geese, dove, etc.).  That is the only time a plug restriction is needed

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Re: shotgun plugs
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2015, 03:34:20 PM »
What Hizzoner said.  Also, the plug also needs to be "permanent".....that is, it can't be easily taken out of the gun without taking some part of the gun apart.  This is one of the first things a game warden will check if you get checked in the field.