I have a cow's knee to cover the lock mechanism. Been reading about what to put on the end of barrel to keep water out. Electric tape was one option but might effect accuracy. I thought about saran wrap but might it melt on the barrel from muzzle blast? Any suggestions? If I shot a buck in late season muzzleloader & used my buck tag can I still hunt for doe with the appropriate wmu unused doe tag?
In over 50 years of hunting, i've never once covered by barrel when it's raining. And I've been in some real downpours. Never once did I experience a problem. As BP said, just keep the barrel pointed down.
As to your question, yes you can hunt doe as long as you have the appropriate tag. Also, your buck tag is good for an antlerless as well, in any wmu. That only applies to flintlock hunters, not late season archery hunters.