You may not hunt with a muzzleloader in any hunt or area with weapon restrictions for the taking of big game unless you have successfully completed a muzzleloader hunter education course that includes ballistic limitations of muzzleloading weapons and a proficiency test. A hunter who applies for a “certified muzzleloader hunter only” permit hunt must have successfully completed a muzzleloader certification course prior to submitting a permit application.
You MAY NOT use a muzzleloader for big game:
- UNLESS it is a shoulder-mounted long gun and is at least .45 caliber or larger with a barrel that is either rifled or smooth bore and discharges a single projectile.
- that is equipped with a scope or uses smokeless powder during any permitted, registered, or special season hunt for muzzleloader only.
(This course is required of all hunters wanting to hunt in a “Muzzleloader Only” area or who want to apply for any “Muzzleloader Only” permit hunt.)
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