I can see it now: Savage teams with Matthews and developes a crossbow / .223 combo a-la the famous Savage dynamic shotgun under and rifle over set up. Or an in-line ML under the crossbow part - for the true traditionalist. The only way I can see a cap and ball or flinter being part of this is an underhammer ignition system. I may be onto something here (or perhaps just on something?)
(2) Prohibitions. While hunting deer during the archery deer season, it is unlawful to:
(i) Use or possess a firearm. Exceptions:
(A) A person may possess certain firearms during the archery deer season under the authorizations of section 2525 of the act (relating to possession of firearm for protection of self or others).
(B) A person may possess and use both a bow or crossbow and a muzzleloading firearm during the overlaps of the early archery and muzzleloader deer seasons and the late archery and flintlock muzzleloading deer seasons if that person is in possession of both a valid archery deer license and a valid muzzleloader deer license and meets the greater protective material requirements for the muzzleloader deer season, if applicable.