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    Pennsylvania has a flintlock season from late December to the end of January. This is in addition to their muzzle loader season they have in early fall. I'd like to see something similar in North Carolina. To me it's a cool way to have a truly primitive firearm season, extend the hunting season, without deer numbers being affected too dramatically. Does anyone know if there is a biological or political reason why we couldn't do something similar here? Just curious.
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    2 1/2 months aren't enough?
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    You can use flintlock for months in NC for be by time Jan 1st comes around its time to call it so much opportunity with many weapons already with the exception of western season of course who gets shorted

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    You have 8-9 weeks now that anyone can hunt with a flintlock. Check the PA regs and see if that's the case there. Also, check their season length...
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    I like the idea of a time dedicated solely to a true primitive firearm. Pennsylvania's seems pretty popular, based on the Youtube videos I watch (I'll put a plug in for the leatherwood outdoors channel for those interested). So no, 2 1/2 months aren't enough for me. I hunt regularly from September to January and I could easily go a couple more weeks for a flintlock only season.

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    Is that season in Pa for residents only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nccatfisher View Post
    Is that season in Pa for residents only?
    No.

    Its open to everyone and was established in 1974 .

    You do need a muzzleloader stamp to hunt during any mz season there.
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    The NCWRC is proposing an archery only late season for the mountains this year.

    Why not add flintlock rifles or muskets?

    I mean the bear hunters will complain but
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    Anyone see reference to another earlier thread here or is it just me.

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