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Air Arrow Not Legal

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission, meeting in Boise August 25, passed a rule outlawing a newly-developed "compressed air arrow." The tubular metal arrows contain a sealed chamber loaded with compressed air, which is supposed to erupt into the wound made by the arrow, making it more deadly. The Commission, in a move to keep control of the new technology that can be developed for a primitive sport, voted unanimously to ban compressed air or gases in an arrow as an unlawful method of take. The rule applies to all hunting, not just archery-only seasons. The arrows may already be available in Idaho, but may not be used for hunting. They reportedly cost 30-plus dollars each.