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a deer of either sex in the flintlock season but an archery stamp doesnt do the same in the late archery season?

is it easier to shoot deer with a gun or a bow? why the favoritism?
 

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No favoritism. Just control. When the law was made bowhunters had the choice of either a buck or doe with the back tag. One deer a year only. When the system changed we outnumbered the flintlock by 5 to 1 and still do, not as many flintlock hunters across the state as license that are sold. Special reg areas not included in the count because they can use inlines and rifles during the xmas season.
 

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davyg said:
No favoritism. Just control. When the law was made bowhunters had the choice of either a buck or doe with the back tag. One deer a year only. When the system changed we outnumbered the flintlock by 5 to 1 and still do, not as many flintlock hunters across the state as license that are sold. Special reg areas not included in the count because they can use inlines and rifles during the xmas season.
That had to be 20 years ago when archers could shoot a buck or doe with their back tag. I didn't know that the muzzy rule has been around that long. Interesting.
 

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jlh42581 said:
a deer of either sex in the flintlock season but an archery stamp doesnt do the same in the late archery season?

is it easier to shoot deer with a gun or a bow? why the favoritism?
Why don't you ask the question of why do archers need soo much time to harvest a deer and the flintlockers only get the worst possible season of the year? I would rather have the smoke pole out in the prime hunting times but the archers would whine and cry worse than they already do when the inlines come out for a week.
 

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You can use a flintlock during the early muzzleloader season, rifle season, AND the traditonal late season. IMO the difference is, I can shoot a deer at 70 yards comfortably with my flintlock, but can only feel comfortable at 30 yards with my bow. That's just me. I know other guys who are a better shot and shoot further, but that's my comfort zone. I think that's why. It's harder to harvest with a bow, because of the limited distance you can shoot. I'm not bashing your post, I'm just giving my opinion.
 
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jlh42581 said:
a deer of either sex in the flintlock season but an archery stamp doesnt do the same in the late archery season?

is it easier to shoot deer with a gun or a bow? why the favoritism?
Why don't you ask the question of why do archers need soo much time to harvest a deer and the flintlockers only get the worst possible season of the year? I would rather have the smoke pole out in the prime hunting times but the archers would whine and cry worse than they already do when the inlines come out for a week.
Or you could ask the question as to why we are one of the few states in the union that still support the antiquated flintlock with it's own season. How about we do away with the rock smashers and allow in-lines in the late season.
 

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I believe the late season is flintlock only to attempt to hold onto a tradition. yeah, I know with the modern open sights, synthetic stocks, etc. its not a true primitive season, but a flintlock vs. an in-line, you know as well as anyone an in-line is a single shot high power rifle. If in-lines were allowed in the late season, it would just become an extended rifle season.

"rock smashers" - I like that one. I like my "rock smasher" and hopw they never change the season!
 

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gave20 said:
duckman76 said:
jlh42581 said:
a deer of either sex in the flintlock season but an archery stamp doesnt do the same in the late archery season?

is it easier to shoot deer with a gun or a bow? why the favoritism?
Why don't you ask the question of why do archers need soo much time to harvest a deer and the flintlockers only get the worst possible season of the year? I would rather have the smoke pole out in the prime hunting times but the archers would whine and cry worse than they already do when the inlines come out for a week.
Or you could ask the question as to why we are one of the few states in the union that still support the antiquated flintlock with it's own season. How about we do away with the rock smashers and allow in-lines in the late season.
I think inlines will be allowed eventually but the season for them will be much shorter than the current late season. Time will tell.
 

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not that i expect to be this lucky, but if i still have a doe tag and my buck tag and i shoot a doe with my flintlock do i have to use the buck/doe tag first? or can i use the doe tag and still be able to hunt for a buck or doe? i assumed i could use the doe tag first but wanted to be sure that was correct.
 

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Bowhunter1976 said:
not that i expect to be this lucky, but if i still have a doe tag and my buck tag and i shoot a doe with my flintlock do i have to use the buck/doe tag first? or can i use the doe tag and still be able to hunt for a buck or doe? i assumed i could use the doe tag first but wanted to be sure that was correct.
You can use what ever tag you desire first. Logically, I would use the anterless tag.
 

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No. The season after Christmas, when its cold, rainy, snowy and miserable is primairly for flinlocks. Ever try loading one of them things for a follow-up shot when your fingers don't work because it's so cold and the snot is running down you face and freezing into shotcicles as it runs over you chin? Man, now that's huntin'!
 

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a deer of either sex in the flintlock season but an archery stamp doesnt do the same in the late archery season?
Probably because archery hunters have 6 more weeks to hunt. It used to be either or, before the archery season was extended into the rut, then it changed.
 

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Or you could ask the question as to why we are one of the few states in the union that still support the antiquated flintlock with it's own season. How about we do away with the rock smashers and allow in-lines in the late season.
Because we have class.

BTW, (not to gave, just in general) I told you so
 

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You can use a flintlock during the early muzzleloader season, rifle season, AND the traditonal late season. IMO the difference is, I can shoot a deer at 70 yards comfortably with my flintlock, but can only feel comfortable at 30 yards with my bow. That's just me. I know other guys who are a better shot and shoot further, but that's my comfort zone. I think that's why. It's harder to harvest with a bow, because of the limited distance you can shoot. I'm not bashing your post, I'm just giving my opinion.
That's an excellent point Jesse!!!
 
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