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changes to muzzleloader season

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granted ive never been called the smartest person in the world just ask my wife she will tell you but isnt there some things that could be changed to the muzzie season. I got the privlage of hunting in iowa when i went to school there and I was in heaven. they have an early season muzzleloader season towards the middle of october. and then another one towards the middle/end of december. not to mention they run their firearm season in december. and hey I can tell you that their deer are huge and everywhere. they have to be doing something right. they have liberal bag limits and tons of hunters. they also allow scopes on their muzzies i could care less if someone has a scope or not but I choose not to. In mn we give these hunters a long season but a terrible season because a lot of deer have been harvested and all are spooked. just my 2 cents

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It would be nice to not have to go after spooky deer in the below zero temps with only one shot. It gets a little harder each year to keep interest and to keep my dad in his seventies who is a die hard traditionalist that loves black powder out in the cold and snow. I have heard, but not researched, we (MN) are one of a handful of states that do it this way as opposed to what you describe. I like the Iowa model.

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