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An Early Success This Muzzle Loading Season


October 3, 2019

Muzzle loading season for Deer opened in our area on 28 September and runs through October 6th. Muzzle loading (black powder) hunting is primarily done in the surrounding wheat fields rather than in the Blue Mountains and hunters are only allowed to take mule deer and whitetail bucks with 3 points or better, or white tailed does.

Muzzle loading requires a great deal of patience and skill as it requires hunters to get very close to their quarry, as black powder weapons are typically most effective at under 100 yards and scopes are not allowed. This method of hunting is enjoyed by a much sm...

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