I live in NM and our wonderful Game and Fish in the infinite wisedom has deemed that smokeless powder is to be illegal out of a muzzleloader for hunting in this state. Our rules came out for 2011 and initially they also deemed Blackhorn to be illegal but it took very little complaining from some of the hunters and low and behold it suddenly became legal well to be more appropriate, it was always legal but was inadvertently included into the rules according to a commision member. I have written our 4 commissioners each 2 times and just recently got a reply from two of them. Not very responsive and for sure not interested in what this hunter has to say. Anyway, is anybody else out there having issues with smokeless powder being illegal? I'm going to keep pushing the issue but don't have a lot of hope. There aren't that many folks who use it and my arguments seem to have fallen on deaf ears. Makes no sense though, maybe we should not allow magnum centerfires, keep deer hunting to 30-30's or less and don't allow premium bullets or scopes over 4X. No fast flight bows and no compounds for sure no sights on them and no way any overdraw or crossbow allowed. These guys have determined to play high and mighty rulers and are tying some of our hands with our ability to cleanly take game by using smokeless. Really insane but I guess I should consider the source.