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!
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...
I hunted NJ last year for their Muzzleloader opener liked it so much I am going back again this year. It is the same as opening week of buck here , so I hunt M-W in NJ for either 2 doe or a doe and a buck and then head back to PA and hunt H-S for my 2 tags as well. Only got one deer last year but I didn't get too much time back here in PA.
NJ rocks just stay their and shoot a monster. plus LOT LESS CHANCE of getting shot. ill be over their shooting deer and ducks them two weeks. i love deer hunting but i want nothing to do with the pa woods during rifel season even on prvate land