Ask a CO: Various muzzleloaders can be carried



Q: When hunting with a black-powder gun in a black-powder deer season, can I carry two guns as extended as only one particular is loaded? Also when deer hunting, can I carry a little-calibre rifle for bird hunting?

– Ron Wilhelm, Walkerton

A: When hunting through a season enabling muzzle-loading guns, you could carry as quite a few muzzle-loading guns as you want.

Extra than one particular could be loaded, but you need to have to recall that all firearms becoming carried have to be handled in a protected manner, with due care and focus, and with affordable consideration for people today or home.

When deer hunting, the sorts of firearms you could carry are restricted to the sorts of firearms that could be utilised for deer through that season. If it is a “rifle” season for deer, you can carry a smaller sized calibre rifle for game birds.

Nevertheless, if it is a “shotgun” season for deer in which rifles can’t be utilised for deer, you can’t be hunting deer and carrying a rifle for game birds. Similarly, if it is the “muzzleloader” season, you can’t carry a rifle for game birds though hunting deer.

David Critchlow (Provincial Enforcement Specialist, MNRF)

Initially published in the 2018-2019 Hunting Annual. Ask a CO is a frequent function in the print edition of Ontario OUT of DOORS.

Please verify the most current Ontario hunting and fishing regulations summaries, as guidelines and regulations can alter.


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