muzzleloaders

Tony Knight

Tony Knight, Father of Modern Muzzleloading, Dies In Iowa

Tony Knight, the founder of Knight Rifles muzzleloaders and a passionate advocate for muzzleloader hunting and shooting sports, died Monday in Iowa. Knight was 67. He was born Dec. 21, 1945, in Kirksville, Mo. Knight was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War. Knight’s legacy includes a deep...

Cale

Young Hunter Scores With Two Muzzleloader Deer!

Cale Myers probably isn’t as tall, or much taller, than the muzzleloader he used to kill two deer during Michigan’s season. The 5-year old was hunting with his father as part of the state’s Mentor Program that helps young hunters learn from their elders. Cale and his father, Chad, hit the woods after many...

shootingrange

Money Available to Help Shooting Ranges

A Vermont Fish & Wildlife grant program that’s creating more access to safe places to shoot still has money available this fiscal year. Shooting clubs, sportsmen’s groups and government agencies involved in the operation of shooting ranges, including archery ranges, have until 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 to submit applications for funding from the...

Ohio Muzzleloader Season Totals Increase

Successful hunters checked 21,555 white-tailed deer during the 2013 muzzleloader season, which concluded on Jan. 8, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The total represents a 12 percent increase over the 2012 season, when hunters checked 19,251 deer. The muzzleloader total was 17,375 deer in 2011. Counties reporting the highest number of...

Late Muzzleloader Season Set For Ohio Hunters

Ohio’s white-tailed deer muzzleloader hunting season will open statewide Jan. 5-8, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Ohio hunters have killed 188,853 deer this season. During the 2012 four-day muzzleloader season, 19,459 deer were killed. Ohio deer hunters must possess the proper permits. Regardless of zone, method of taking...

Beau Johnson 12pointMZ in MS

First Time Muzzleloader Buck Is A Hoss!

Beau Johnson of Mississippi may have to retire after his first muzzleloader deer hunt, because he may not top this wall-hanger! As related in Mississippi Sportsman, Johnson and his father, Shane, went hunting during the state’s muzzleloader season. He’s 15 years old and state regulations allow youngsters his age to use any firearm, but...

Muzzleloader is around the corner!

Well it’s getting that time of the year again where everyone busts out the muzzleloader.  I’ve fairly successful during the late season so I’m excited to get out there again.  After a somewhat successful shotgun season we had several good shooter bucks get away from us.  I’m super excited for one farm because there are lots...

JohnWoods primitive

Primitive Weapons Deer Hunters Ready To Go

The primitive weapon season for deer in all deer management zones will open Dec. 1, with antlerless deer and legal bucks are eligible for hunters to kill. The season lasts through Dec. 14. Hunters may kill an antlerless deer and a legal buck during the same day. According to Lann M. Wilf, North Region...

Early Muzzleloader

The 2012 deer season started a little differently for us, mainly because my good friend and cameraman Zach Kathol wanted to try his luck during Iowa’s early muzzleloader season. Once October 13 rolled around I was happy to grab the camera and watch as Zach tried to put a buck on the ground early....