Change to Oregon Muzzleloader Hunting Regs in 2019

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  1. Nov 30, 2018 #1

    biliff

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    ODFW made a change to the muzzleloader regs for 2019. It removes the bullet length and jacketed bullet restrictions from the regs. Only thing prohibited now are sabots or any thing with plastic on it. Change is in bold/italics. If you have a fast twist rifle like a Gibbs the change makes it workable in Oregon now.

    "Muzzleloader
    During muzzleloader only seasons and
    600 series hunts where there is a weapon restriction of shotgun/muzzleloader only or archery/muzzleloader only:
    It is unlawful to:
    • Use scopes or sights that use batteries, artificial light or energy except for visually impaired hunters with a permit (see
    page 23). Open and peep sights are legal, including open and peep sights with fiber optics or fluorescent paint on them.
    Hunt with or have in possession while hunting, sabots or bullets with plastic or synthetic parts. Cloth, paper or felt patches are allowed.
    • Hunt with centerfire primers as an ignition sources; the muzzleloader must have an open ignition. See definition on page 87.
    • Hunt with pelletized powders or propellants. Granular (loose) black powder and black powder substitutes are the only legal propellants.
    • Hunt with a revolving action muzzleloader.
    During centerfire firearm seasons, hunters may use muzzleloaders with any ignition type (except matchlock), any legal sight, any propellant, or any bullet type provided the weapon meets caliber restrictions for the species."
     
  2. Dec 1, 2018 #2

    BillinOregon

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    Nice. Now if ODFW would just recognize that a 500-grain .460 caliber bullet out of a Volunteer, Gibbs or Whitworth is suitable elk medicine ...
     
  3. Dec 7, 2018 #3

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    I can't find an actual 2019 regulation book yet. I did read that the "open ignition" requirement was going away. Still no centerfire primers allowed though. Inlines have already been allowed but have to have the Northwest open ignition modification which just involves some holes so the cap is visible. Kind of silly in my opinion. It's muzzleloading but hardly traiditional. Just my opinion of course. I wasn't consulted on the regulations.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2018 #4

    biliff

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    Link to the 2019 regs:
    http://www.eregulations.com/oregon/19orhd/

    As I posted above, the only change to the muzzleloader regs is what I highlighted. Open ignition is still required.

    There was a year long input period on all the proposed regulation changes (there's a number of them, especially in archery). Guess you missed it.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2018 #5

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    Thanks biliff
     

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