Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Legalizes Magnifying Scopes For 2008 Muzzleloader Season

With a 5 to 3 vote, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has legalized the use of
a magnifying riflescope during the December muzzleloader deer season. The decision
came after the Board of Commissioners listened to public input on the issue during
its meeting on January 17 in Lincoln.

According to a Nebraska Game and Parks official, the meeting was well represented
by muzzleloading hunters. Some were there to support the regulation enforced up until
now, which prohibited the use of a magnifying riflescope during the late muzzleloader
deer season. Others were there to demand change, claiming that the open sights or
non-magnifying “Red Dot” or 1x scope that had been legal were inadequate for precise
shot placement.

NORTH AMERICAN MUZZLELOADER
HUNTING ASSOCIATION

One thought on “Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Legalizes Magnifying Scopes For 2008 Muzzleloader Season

  1. suppressed@unknown.org

    Good! I’m for any improvement that doesn’t give an unfair advantage. If some hunters are opposed to magnified scopes, then they can just use unmagnified scopes. Posted by: Doc

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