Yes I see that it says a shotgun may
be used. And in the link you provided there is a statement
If a species or season is not listed in the Legal Game Legend, there is no hunting allowed for that species or by that particular means on the unit.
but there is no corresponding statement regarding means i.e. If a means (shotgun, slingshot etc) is not listed in the Legal Game Legend, there is no hunting allowed by that particular means on the unit.
... that is (sorta) understood by some
of us. I assumed it for TB because that is the way it was before the state took over.
I think it is understood
by you, by me and others that the legal game box should be read as "deer may
be hunted with shotguns/slugs" or "deer may may only
be hunted with ... BUT that is not what is written. And then there is the case where no means of taking game is mentioned at all
. The sample Legal Game Legend in the link you provided makes no mention of any means to take game under the General Season. So how is that to be interpreted regarding shotguns/rifles?
Somewhere in the booklet there may be some default restrictions that apply but I can't find it.