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Gregg Ritz of Hunt Masters with a great Thompson/Center muzzleloader buck.

Avoid These Mistakes Flying with a Muzzleloader

If you’re planning a deer hunt this year with a muzzleloader and will be flying to your destination, take the advice of one well-seasoned traveler to avoid problems with the TSA folks at the airport. Veteran hunter Greg Ritz has flown around the world with muzzleloaders. He’s seen security checks go easy-peasy and others...

Muzzleloaders are great fun to use for deer hunting, whether it's a traditional flintlock rifle or a modern inline.  (Photo Missouri Department of Conservation)

Break Out the Smokepoles, Have a Blast for Deer

If you’re a muzzleloading enthusiast and want to burn some powder or are interested in smokepoles for deer hunting, hanging around other folks who love them is a great way to get some instruction. The Lake City Rendezvous will offer black powder shooting, frontier lore and a chance for interesting photos 10 a.m. to...

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Burris Droptine Scopes: Optics Specifically Designed for Deer Hunters

Are you looking for a solid, value-priced and dependable riflescope that will help you be more successful this year for deer and predators during hunting season? Burris believes they deliver with its new line of Droptine scopes. They’re designed in the 2-7 and 3-9 lines for centerfire rifles, slug guns and muzzleloaders with good...

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SHOT Show 2015: Deer Hunting Ammo for Top Performance

Deer hunters are constantly wanting outstanding terminal performance from their rifles, slug guns, handguns and muzzleloaders to effectively and quickly put a buck or doe on the ground. Whether you’re chasing big bucks in Iowa or helping with doe management in Alabama, you want to make sure you’re feeding your gun the best ammunition....

David Blanton with Realtree make a super shot with this CVA muzzleloader on this great Oklahoma buck. Congrats!

Check Muzzleloader Accuracy Before Late-Season Hunts

We all know that damp conditions and rain can affect muzzleloaders if our powder gets wet, but can seasonal differences in temperature have an effect on your accuracy? When you’re at the range in summer and it’s 83 or 90 degrees — maybe with some humidity, too — will your dialed-in smokepole be hitting...

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Centerfire Rifles Proposed in What State for Deer?

For years, deer hunters in some states have been required to use archery equipment, slug guns or muzzleloaders because state officials deemed centerfire rifles a problem and prohibited them. The potential distance of a centerfire rifle bullet was cause for concern yet, in more populated Southeast states the rifles were the accepted hunting weapon....

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Ground Blind Tips from the Holy Land of Whitetails

  Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. It’s the holy land of whitetail hunting – the South-Central Plains Region. Stretching from the southern half of Minnesota down to Mexico, this territory undoubtedly accounts for more Booners than any other region. It’s in the heart...

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Deer Hunting Seasons Set For Razorback Hunters

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission set the state’s deer hunting seasons for 2014-15, with modern gun deer season opening Nov. 8, archery season opening Sept. 27, and muzzleloader season opening Oct. 17. The deer season dates are part of the 2014-15 general hunting regulations approved during the Commission’s monthly meeting. Season dates for...