Are red or green dot scopes allowed to hunt coyote?

I would like to use a Leupold Mark AR MOD 1 Rifle Scope that has an illuminated dot in the center of the reticle. Would I be able to hunt coyote with that optic? I was able to find the answer for big game, but not for predatory coyotes.


Yes, “red dot” sights are legal to hunt coyotes as well as big game animals.   In 2007 the commission adopted a rule change that allowed the use of lighted reticles to aid those with poor eye sight.  The rule reads it is unlawful to pursue or kill big game animals: With any electronic device attached to, or incorporated in, the firearm (including handguns and shotguns) or scope; EXCEPT scopes containing battery powered or tritium lighted reticles are allowed.

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Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:10 AM MDT