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Big Bore Air Rifles For Hunting Big Game In Texas?

Alan Cain, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Whitetail Deer program leader, with a spike buck he took with Airforce Texas big bore air rifle
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Alan Cain, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Whitetail Deer program leader, with a spike buck he took with Airforce Texas big bore air rifle

Luke's guest this week is Mr. Alan Cain, Whitetail deer program leader for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Alan and Ellis Powell, also with TPWD, recently used big bore air rifles to do a bit of research into the effectiveness of big bore air rifles for harvesting game. Earlier this week, Cain spoke at the TPWD Commissioners meeting in Lufkin and gave his opinion of the power and effectiveness of big bore air rifles in cleanly and humanely dispatching deer sized game. 
 
At present, it appears there is a good chance that big bore air rifles might be allow for hunting big game in Texas next year. 

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Outdoors writer/radio host/book author Luke Clayton has been addicted to everything outdoors related since his childhood when he grew up hunting and fishing in rural northeast Texas. Luke pens a weekly newspaper column that appears in 34 Texas newspapers and is Editor at Large for Extreme Hog Hunter Magazine, Bowhunting Adventures and East Texas Outdoors Magazine and field editor for Dallas Safari Club "Camp Talk" publication. Luke is on the pro staff of Mathews Bows, Smokin' Tex Electric Smokers, and GhostBlind. Follow his columns and listen to his weekly radio show throughout the year and you'll surely get exposed to many facets of the outdoor life.
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