I'm gonna walk out into the Palmer Hay Flats tomorrow a.m. in search of a tasty spike/fork. I've been under the impression that you can use rifle down there. A Wildlife Trooper told me yesterday that "yes", you can use rifle. Then the same day, a retired F&G guy told me that it is shotgun only. Anybody want to put their .02 in? I'm ready to head down there with my rifle, but don't want to be illegal. I've only got 2 slugs for the shotgun (probably all I'll need).