I've hunted the Maryland firearms season with an in-line. Didn't get anything though. My father did the same thing, he shot a ton, made enough smoke for a civil war reenactment, and came home with nothing as well. That was one heck of a funny morning.
Ive hunted in Harford Co. MD and York Co. PA and have taken several nice doe with my TC Blackdiamond using 100 gr pyrodex and a 295gr hollow point powerbelt. Once I made the mistake of using 150 gr of triple 7------I could put my fist in the hole on the inside rib cavity!
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Since I live in VA. I hunt it every year with an in-line. The rutt falls right smack in the middle of the in-line season. If I can resist the urge and actually hang up the bow, I'll break out the in-line muzzleloader...