Deer & Deer Hunting

EMBRACE MODERN MUZZLELOADING

Muzzleloader deer hunting has evolved in most states thanks to evolving designs in muzzleloading rifles. Originally, state wildlife management agencies enacted special muzzleloader seasons to allow hunters to kill deer with primitive firearms before modern gun seasons opened. Technology modernized the muzzleloader in a parallel course with rapidly expanding deer herds.

Because of their effectiveness and increasing popularity, muzzleloaders are no longer a quaint portal to the simpler hunting of yesteryear. They are now almost as reliable as centerfire rifles, and some are effective to ranges that rival or even outpace some centerfire cartridges. Consequently, they are now a vitally important tool for managing deer populations.

There’s a distinct charm and an undeniable challenge in hunting with a traditional, primitive style muzzleloader, and we admire the hunters who hold true to their heritage. We also admire the ingenuity that has made muzzleloaders attractive to new generations of hunters. There is plenty of room and plenty of deer for both, so hunters should unite behind these Top 10 muzzleloading opportunities.

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