Muzzleloader Hunting News

Western Powders' New Blackhorn 209 Muzzleloader Propellant
Blackhorn 209 makes its debut at the 2008 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, and should begin to show up on dealer's shelves this spring.
Minnesota 2008 Hunting Seasons Announced
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced opening dates for many of the 2008 Minnesota hunting seasons. The dates are being announced now for the benefit of those who must establish vacation or hunting plans well in advance.
West Virginia Deer Hunters Had Good Season
Preliminary counts of game checking tags indicate West Virginia hunters harvested a total of 145,577 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks-only, antlerless, muzzleloader, bow and youth deer seasons.
Ohio Muzzleloader Season Numbers Lower
Hunters took 21,473 deer during Ohio's four-day muzzleloader season, December 27-30, with Tuscarawas County again leading the state with 971 deer checked.
Oklahoma DWC Meetings this Week
Public hearings held by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will kick off across the state Monday Jan. 7, 2008, to collect input on a slate of proposed hunting and fishing regulation changes. Hearings will be held through Jan. 10.
Iowa Extended Season Adds to Doe Harvest
Despite poor weather during the shotgun season extension, hunters got out and shot more than 5,000 deer, of which more than 90 percent were antlerless. Of those antlerless deer, around 3,600 were does.
North Dakota Tentative Dates for 2008 Seasons
To help North Dakota hunters prepare for hunting seasons in 2008, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department annually provides its best estimate for opening dates for the coming year.
Missouri Muzzleloader Harvest Sets Record
Favorable weather and an abundance of tags left over from the November Portion of Firearms Deer Season enabled Missouri hunters to check a record 13,372 deer during the Muzzleloader Portion Nov. 23 through Dec. 2.
West Virginia Stamps for Additional Deer
Class RM and Class RRM stamps may be used to take one additional muzzleloader deer in the muzzleloader season in all counties having a muzzleloader season.
New Jersey DEP Deer Regulations to Change
The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters that deer season regulation changes this year make the regular, zone-specific bow, shotgun and muzzleloader deer permits valid only for the hunting of antlerless deer.