Search the Baltimore County community newspaper archives


>> Click here to search for stories published AFTER 2011

>> Use this search box to find stories published prior to 2011.
Note: All Words is a more strict search. Implied operator is "AND."
Ex: Charles Dickens"

From
subscriber services email print comment


Can you believe that the early muzzleloader season is only a few weeks away? I can’t help but wonder how many hunters have checked out the sights on their guns. They can so easily be knocked out by accident. A few minutes at the gun range may be the insurance you need to make that first shot count.

Any muzzleloader, be it inline or side lock, and regardless of the type of powder you use, must be cleaned. All the oils should be swabbed from the barrel so that the powder stays dry. I had that lesson come home on a bear hunt in Canada several years ago when damp powder caused a misfire and the loss of a nice black bear.

I usually run several dry patches down the barrel and then fire at least one cap to clear the nipple. Hold the gun toward the ground: if the grass moves when you set off the cap, the gun is clear. Now you can load your hunting load and are ready to hunt.

The first shot is important because the sound will cause the deer to run. I don’t care what type of muzzleloader you use, it still takes some time to reload. Even if you have a good hit, it pays to reload as soon as possible. One hunter relayed a story to me of shooting a deer and reloading as fast as possible only to have another deer show up. By reloading he was able to take two deer from the same stand only minutes apart.

The season opens Oct. 22-24, during which time you can take either buck or doe. From Oct. 26-31 you may take doe only. The late muzzleloader season is Dec. 19-Jan. 2.

During these seasons all hunters are required to wear fluorescent orange. Written permission is also required on all private lands.


user comments (0)


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and traffic
xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Learn more about subscriptions
Learn more about subscriptions
Advertisement
In his major league debut, Orioles starting pitcher DL Hall allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings in an 8-2 loss to the Rays that moved Baltimore a half-game back of Tampa Bay in the wild-card race.
Advertisement
Poor treatment of crime victims and their families by Baltimore Police is common across the city where shootings and homicides occur daily, according to a recently released report.
Starting in the 1980s in New York City, Ballroom caters to the LGBTQIA+ and transgender community, providing a safe space for their expression as dancers.
Questions have been raised about the effectiveness and oversight of the COVID-19 relief program, which awarded $28.6 billion in grants to thousands of businesses.
An especially violent Friday left four men dead and another injured in shootings across Baltimore.
Orioles chairman and CEO John Angelos is decrying that his brother, Louis Angelos, took what he calls “the nuclear option” of filing suit over a dispute in how to handle their father’s assets.
Advertisement
Aryeh Wolf, a 25-year-old Baltimore man, was shot and killed Wednesday while working on solar panels in Southeast Washington, D.C.
July is typically a hot month for home sales, but rising interest rates and fears of inflation and an economic slowdown threw cold water over the Baltimore region’s once-scorching housing market.
After a hot and stormy week, Baltimore can expect sunny skies and temperatures peaking in the low 80s throughout the weekend, with highs of 83 Friday through Sunday.
Environmentalists and scientists worry that a proposed Federalsburg salmon farm could inundate the shallow Marshyhope Creek with surges of cold water that could make it inhospitable for its spawning population of Atlantic sturgeon.
Plans to build a multipurpose Hagerstown stadium have run into “a little sand in the gears,” but officials remain confident the ballpark will be built and ready to host baseball in 2024.
A Baltimore judge on Friday held State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby in contempt of court, finding the top prosecutor willfully violated an order prohibiting her from speaking about the controversial criminal cases of Keith Davis Jr. when she commented on social media last month.
Thomas Michael Volatile, a retired insurance salesman and former Navy lieutenant commander, died of cancer Aug. 8 at his Lewes, Delaware, home. He was 92 and had lived in Hunt Valley.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Free Fun & Games

  • Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021 part 3
    Daily Crossword
  • Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021 part 3
    Jumble Daily in color
  • Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021 part 3
    Daily Solitaire
  • Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021 part 3
    Bubble Shooter HD
  • Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021 part 3
    2020 Connect
  • Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021 part 3
    Cookie Crush
  • Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021 part 3
    Butterfly Kyodai
  • Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021 part 3
    Classic Mahjong
  • Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021 part 3
    Daily Sudoku
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

The Baltimore Sun Store

Advertisement

GAMES & TRIVIA

Advertisement