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Old 09-09-2010, 06:36 PM
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A rule change in new mexicos hunting regs.

Smokeless Powder in a muzzleloader is no longer allowed in the regular muzzle loading season.

Makes me wonder why they allow it for all those years and then change their minds.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:08 PM
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That is kind of strange that they would have it legal once and then take it away. They must be the same people that enforce Wisconsin's game laws.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:36 AM
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MN had it legal for a long time, then a couple years ago they changed it so it wasn't legal. That lasted for one season then they made it legal again the next year. Go figure.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:26 PM
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Weird! Maybe someone at your DNR would know why they took it away.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by MountainDevil54 View Post
A rule change in new mexicos hunting regs.

Smokeless Powder in a muzzleloader is no longer allowed in the regular muzzle loading season.

Makes me wonder why they allow it for all those years and then change their minds.

I don't know NM's regs, nor have ever read them, but it might have just never been defined? Some states say muzzleloader, with nothing mentioned about powder. It just might have been something somone just looked at, and made the change?

Some states mention "No Smokeless", No Nitro Based", etc., others have "Black Powder, or Black Powder Substitute", and "Commercially Manufactured Black Powder Substitute". When in all actuality, Smokeless is the "ORIGINAL Black Powder Substitute", and has been since 1884, when Paul Vieille invented it. Almost a century (approx 93 years) before Dan Pawlak invented the black powder substitute known today as Pyrodex.

So it might have not been a matter of once allowing smokeless and now not, it might have just been a matter of them not dis-allowing it? Now it is defined.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:42 PM
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It is how thye keep their jobs.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by SJAdventures View Post
It is how thye keep their jobs.
Kind of like a european ford engineer huh? 400 gas caps for the same model of car
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