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Discussion Topic: Should In-Lines Be Out for Primitive Seasons?
It's gun today, gone tomorrow for some Idaho muzzleloader hunters under new rules adopted Jan. 11 by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. . . .
The rules adopted by the commission require, among other things, that muzzleloaders use all-lead bullets, open sights and loose black or synthetic black powder. The weapon must have an exposed, pivoting hammer and an exposed ignition using only flint or percussion-type caps.
In other words, in-lines are out in Idaho, and the hunters who’d bought them, as well as the gun-shop owners who stock them, are out of luck. But whether the new rule is fair to them is not the question. The question, though familiar and perhaps even old at this point, is one we’ve never discussed on this blog before: Should in-lines be allowed during primitive-weapon seasons?