This week Jaden and I catch up on his recent elk hunt and my run at Montana mule Deer. You could probably sum up both hunts with sunset photos. All jokes aside, we talk about the highs and lows of November and the struggles of late season hunting. We also talk about the upcoming heritage season that Montana started and we touch on some ideas for tips and tactics. Personally I was excited to go look for a late season bull elk but now that my tag is notched I only have a Mule deer tag for the late season.
Just to cover our basis here is the link to the new Muzzleloader restrictions.
New Muzzleloader Season Rules
Hunters can use plain lead projectiles and a muzzleloading rifle that is charged with loose black powder, loose Pyrodex, or an equivalent loose black powder substitute and ignited by a flintlock, wheel lock, matchlock, or percussion mechanism using a percussion or musket cap.
During the muzzleloader season, hunters may not use a muzzleloading rifle that requires insertion of a cap or primer into the open breach of the barrel (inline), is capable of being loaded from the breech, or is mounted with an optical magnification device.
The muzzleloading rifle must be a minimum of .45 caliber and may not have more than two barrels.
Use of preprepared paper or metallic cartridges, sabots, gas checks, or other similar power and range-enhancing manufactured loads that enclose the projectile from the rifling or bore of the firearm is also prohibited.
A person may take a deer or elk with a license or permit that is still valid at the end of the general hunting season.
We also talk about the upcoming Western Bear Foundation Banquet in Cody Wyoming January 29th.
Overview – 05:49
Western Bear Foundation Banquet – 10:14
Idaho Tags & System – 20:06
Jaden’s Season – 25:23
Cody’s Season – 38:12
Odd Behavior & Preserving Age Class – 47:28
Heritage Muzzleloader Tag – 58:40
Muzzleloader’s & Shooting Tips – 1:08:38
December Deer Behavior – 1:13:44
* Update On Regulations * – 1:16:47