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The entire complexion of deer hunting in southern Michigan was changed when the “Shotgun Zone” became the “Limited Firearms Zone” in 2014, allowing rifles to be used.
The rules are quite simple and to the point, requiring cartridges to be straight-wall design, .35 caliber or larger with a minimum case length of 1.16 inches and a maximum case length of 1.80 inches. Other states soon followed Michigan’s lead in this regard.