I've been sitting here thinking about how Missouri's deer hunting (firearms portion) rules are to laid back. I don't agree with some of it, like the fact that you can LEGALLY hunt deer with any centerfire pistol, or an atlatl. An Atlatl? ([ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48xGVuzYJsY&feature=related[/ame]) So, how are your state's deer hunting regulations? http://mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/regulations/deer-regulations/2010-firearms-deer-hunting Methods allowed during all portions of the firearms deer season, except the muzzleloader portion. * centerfire pistol, revolver or rifle using expanding-type bullets. Legal ammunition includes lead bullets, copper bullets and bullets made of other material designed to expand. * shotgun (including .410) with slugs only * air-powered gun, .40 caliber or larger, charged only from an external high compression power source (external hand pump, air tank, or air compressor) * a muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearm .40 caliber or larger and capable of firing only a single projectile at one discharge; in-lines and scopes are allowed * multiple-barreled muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearms and/or muzzleloading or cap-and-ball handguns, including revolvers, .40 caliber or larger are allowed and may be carried in addition to a muzzleloading or cap-and-ball rifle * a longbow, compound bow or recurve bow of any draw weight; hand-held string releasing devices, illuminated sights, scopes and quickpoint sights are allowed * crossbow * atlatl, which is defined as a rod or narrow board-like device used to launch, through a throwing motion of the arm, a dart 5 to 8 feet in length.