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Muzzleloader law breakdown throughout the western states -
posted 10 months ago
@Dave - I just picked up a Rem 700 UML this week and so have been focused on the ML rules here. I will saving this article as a reference and jumping off point for hunts in other states in the future.
Your summary of NM is not accurate: i.e. this is direct from the proclamation for elk
"Muzzleloader: Muzzleloading rifle no smaller than .45 caliber, scopes and sabots are legal for all elk
hunts. Bows and crossbows are legal sporting arms."
the glossary says:
Muzzleloader: Includes rifles and shotguns in which the charge and projectile are loaded through
the muzzle. Only black powder, Pyrodex or an equivalent substitute may be used. Smokeless powder is
illegal. Legal muzzleloading shotguns are those capable of being fired from the shoulder only. Muzzleloaders
may use in-line ignition, pelleted powder, sabots, belted bullets and scopes. Also see page 140, 'Restricted
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posted 2 years ago
Sure would be nice to win one of these contests!!
Unhinging the massive bowhunting draw weight trend -
posted 2 years ago
I think the heavy draw weights are coming from typical macho man behavior. It's a new phenom it's just that the bows that can do it are. Cam Haines shoots 90# and has been around for years.
From what I can glean you've never participated in a Train to Hunt event as such I think you are likely making a broad generalization based on assumptions and not facts.
I do agree high draw weight isn't necessary. A better question would be what draw weight and IBO do you need to successfully take down a big game animal with a bow?
Kristen A. Schmitt