Two things, sloppy hunters can wound game with a bow, round ball iron sights ML or a CF magnum. It's not the weapon but the shooter's fault for a poor shot/shot choice. Also maybe ML hunt was originally instituted as a "PRIMITIVE" hunt not a hunt with a modern smokeless powder, jacketed bullet scoped, single shot that is essentially a CF rifle.Been talking about this with my cousin. Why there are so many restrictions on muzzleloaders for hunting and will more States follow Colorado and add more restrictions. Wondering if anyone has firsthand knowledge of what the law makers motivations are?
My cousin believes they want to lower success rates by limiting the weapons range and efficiency so they can sell more tags, basically greed.
I always assumed it was that people just have different ideas of what a muzzleloader is. Also hard for me to believe a wildlife organization wanting less efficient weapons. Wouldn't that lead to more lost game?
Can anyone explain the real reasons? And do you expect more restrictions to come? Like no scopes, no .45 calibers, ect?