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IDAHO FISH AND GAME
HEADQUARTERS NEWS RELEASE
Boise, ID

Date: January 12, 2007
Contact: Ed Mitchell
(208) 334-3700



Commissioners clarify muzzleloader rules


The Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners Thursday, January 11, approved rules that change the definition of muzzleloaders in an effort to maintain muzzleloader hunt opportunities.

The commissioners adopted the new muzzleloader rules during their annual meeting in Boise January 10-12.

Idaho hunters are losing muzzleloader opportunities in part because of a decline in the mule deer population and more efficient muzzleloaders mean fewer opportunities, Idaho Department of Fish and Game's big game manager Brad Compton told commissioners.

The new rules require that muzzleloaders must:
- Use all-lead bullets at least within 10/1,000 of the bore diameter.
- Have open sights, and use only loose black powder or synthetic black powder.
- Have an exposed, pivoting hammer and an exposed ignition using only flint, musket caps or percussion caps.

Muzzleloading weapons also must be at least .45 caliber for deer, antelope or mountain lion; and at least .50 caliber for elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat or black bear.

All muzzleloader hunts are limited to weapons meeting these restrictions. Other muzzleloader weapons still can be used in short-range weapons and any-weapons hunts.
 

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