Black Powder and Water Don’t Mix for Hunting Deer – Or Do They?

Black Powder and Water Don’t Mix for Hunting Deer – Or Do They?To take a big buck with your muzzleloader, hunt when other blackpowder hunters don’t hunt, in a place where older-age-class bucks don’t expect to find you. You also must know specific places older-age-class bucks like to stay at certain times. To hunt when other blackpowder hunters don’t, concentrate your hunts around rainstorms and weather fronts. From the time hunters first have used black powder, they’ve known that black powder and water don’t mix. They’ve avoided hunting during foul-weather conditions to keep their powder dry and to lessen the chances of misfires. Even today, with saboted bullets, blackpowder rifles that can stay loaded and keep their powder dry even underwater and the new innovations developed to keep moisture out of blackpowder rifles, the majority of muzzleloader hunters often still won’t hunt when they think they’ll get wet.  Generally, you can expect the fewest blackpowder hunters in the woods on days just before a rain, during a rain or just after a rain or the passing of a front.

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One Response to Black Powder and Water Don’t Mix for Hunting Deer – Or Do They?

  1. erv says:

    I hunt moose in southeast alaska with my electra in down pours no problems yet.